The Community Journalism Project

It all started on a Wednesday afternoon for me too. September 18th, 2013 if I am not wrong. I was nervous, confused and not ready to go inside an American high school for the first time. How was I going to ‘survive’ amongst these young teenagers?

Mushroom Hunting in the Berkshires

The Berkshire Mycological Society, established in 1923, is dedicated to foraging for mushrooms in Western Massachusetts and adjoining areas of Connecticut and New York. Professor Roeder of Bard College at Simon’s Rock and his students discuss what draws them to the Berkshire Mycological Society.

Coffee for Freedom

Dan Johnson, the general manager of the recently opened Freedom Cafe in Amherst, discusses how the business started off as well as what they hope to achieve.

A Passion For Doughnuts

There can be little doubt that the Pioneer Valley is one of the most unique places in Massachusetts, New England, or frankly anywhere in America. What makes it so special? In a lot of ways it just seems that the Valley is full of people who love what they do.