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How do you interact with your surroundings? What makes your neighborhood unique and interesting? Share your favorite places and spaces and examine the ways in which humans interact with their environment through Jane’s Walks community tours! Families can work to create their own tours to share, and an upcoming Great Barrington event provides an opportunity to learn what such events are all about.

Last week an energetic group of Hilltown Families citizen scientists and Kurt Heidinger, Executive Director of Biocitizen, conducted our fourth annual rapid biotic assessment of the Westfield River in West Chesterfield. This month in Kurt’s post, “The Ripple,” hear all about it, what we found and images from the afternoon…

Have you heard about the Pioneer Valley Bread House? Bread House gatherings are centered around, but not limited to bread-making. While the bread rises and bakes, bread-makers enjoy conversations, story-telling, and other creative activities. One of the goals of the PVBH is to stimulate community engagement with issues vital to our towns – issues of food, health, local resources, sustainability, and intercultural dialogue…

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