On the bucolic Massachusetts campus of Amherst College, four acres of land have become fertile ground for not only fresh local produce, but also an enriching collaboration between farmers, students, professors and the land. Four acres of farm land, a 10-minute walk up a hill from campus, has belonged to the college for years, and until recently, had been leased out to local farmers. About a year ago, stakeholders in the college, including Food Service Director Charlie Thompson, started ...

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