Tag Archives: Holyoke

Rider to Neighbor – Ciclista a Vecino

by A. Grace Steig, video coordinator for the Western MA team siga abajo para el Español “¡Sí se puede!” we chanted at the end of our third day of trainings and planning alongside members of Neighbor to Neighbor. We used … Continue reading

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La Historia de Rosa – Rosa’s Story

by Rosa Gonzalez, volunteer for Neighbor to Neighbor Holyoke Translated from Spanish to English by Ben Weilerstein – please forgive or offer correction to any mistakes in translation – for the original Spanish, scroll down Traducido del español al ingles … Continue reading

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Nuestras Raices Farm Tour – Video Post!

Team #WestMass toured the Nuestras Raices farm, an exciting place that promotes deep ties to culture and history, a healthy, organic, local and just economic food structure, and provides a strong community for the people of Holyoke. In their own … Continue reading

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Nuestras Raices – Our Roots

written by Ben Linthicum, Team Leader for the Western MA team After a day of multilingual meetings and a social media training with Neighbor to Neighbor in Holyoke, biking another 6 miles to check out an urban farm wasn’t at … Continue reading

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Off the Record

Written by Sarah Foster, Team Leader on Western Massachusetts, on August 1, 2013.   I am usually a quiet person. Upon first meeting me you may think I am shy, but I am not one to let my voice go unheard. … Continue reading

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Notes on Churches

Written by Caroline White-Nockleby, Events Coordinator for Western Massachusetts on July 17th, 2013.  Churches are perplexing. They are meant to be everyone’s space to call their own. Signs on the outside proclaim anyone is welcome; often, the doors are unlocked. Yet at … Continue reading

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Culture Shock in Massachusetts

By Sara Orvis Diverse. This is not a word I would us to describe my hometown of Clayton NY. Quaint, yes. Community, yes. Beautiful, yes. But it is not diverse–and it’s the diversity we have seen that has shocked me most … Continue reading

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Organizing Organically (not just for apples anymore)

By Lisa Purdy What do Fitchburg, Greenfield, Holyoke, and Chelsea all have in common? Well, besides the fact that they’ve been graced by our presence… (I kid–we’ve definitely been the lucky ones. But I digress.) The pattern is the idea … Continue reading

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