Sustainable EweMass

Sustainable EweMass

Event Details

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

650 East Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002

From the South: Take I-91 to exit l9, turn right, cross the bridge and go six miles to the Amherst Common which will face you on the left at a traffic light in the middle of town. Turn left at the lights stay on that road, which becomes North Pleasant St. and then (without turning) East Pleasant St. The Center is 650 East Pleasant Street, about 3 miles from the center of town, on the left and just past the fire station on the right. There is a small white sign out front; there is a sign for Stone House Flower Farm across the road. Turn left into our dirt driveway and come down to the two parking lots at the Center.

From the North: Take I-91 to exit 18; at the exit go to the traffic light and turn left on Damon Road. At the end of Damon Road, at the bridge construction, turn left again over the bridge and follow the directions above.

From the East: Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, go north (toward Holyoke) onto I-91 and follow the directions for those coming from the south. Those using Route 9 from the east or west will come into the center of Amherst. At the traffic light at the Common, turn north along the Common. You are on South Pleasant Street, soon to become East Pleasant Street. Follow East Pleasant Street to 650 and refer to the directions above.

From the West: Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, and follow the directions above.

Event Website


Margaret Vickery

History of Art and Architecture

(413) 545-6616

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

List of Events:


Grounded Knowledge: Terroir

Saturday, 9/24 1:00pm

This 90-minute workshop invites participants to ask: how do we preserve terroir amid our changing climate conditions? Jointly led by the Center’s Artist in Residence, Andrea Caluori & evolutionary-ecologist, Dr. Elsa Petit (Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass), the workshop offers short readings, a hands-on cheese-making demonstration, and conversation about the traditions and practices that create terroir. Workshop enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Register here.


Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth

June 18-September 30, 2022 The Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies’ reading room showcases Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth, an artist exhibit by Andrea Caluori.


Grazing and Wool Gathering: Sheep in Life and Literature

This rare book exhibit explores the agricultural and literary pre-history of EweMass sheep experiment.


"Sheep-ish: Short Yarns on the Long History of Sheep in Hampshire County."

Marla Miller and Emily Whitted of the UMass Public History Program, with the help of UMass History intern Joshua Reis, will unveil a new pop-up exhibit that surveys the history of sheep cultivation in Hampshire County from the seventeenth century to the present.


UMass Carbon Farming Initiative

Ask students about working on the UMass Carbon Farming Initiative and the silvopasture plot run by the Agricultural Learning Center and learn how they are capturing carbon through agriculture.



Dyeing Wool, with Gail Callahan, Friday, September 23, 11am to 1:00 pm

The Western Mass Fibershed and Peggy Hart, Friday September 23 10-noon.

Carding and Spinning Wool, Sept 24, 10-noon with Sondra Selinski

Sit and Knit, Friday Sept 23, 10-1 and Saturday Sept 24, 10-1


Event takes place in the meadow of the UMass Amherst Arthur F. Kinney Center for Renaissance Studies

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