To create community solutions to the problems we face today, it takes the hard work of many people. We cannot take credit for the work we have done without recognizing all those who have helped along the way. Whether you have provided financial support, donated materials, your time, or simply provided us with positive encouragement along the way, here’s a place to thank all you who have helped support Summer of Solutions Pioneer Valley in one way or another.
Beth Amster Hess
Ricki L McKenzie & J. Stewart McKenzie
William H and Pia Webster
Takisha Vashon Reece
Eleanor C Schlaretzki
Jane Anne Majeski
Sarah J Prince
Roger D Colton & Anne L Lougee
Westy, Wendy, Lindsay Ford
Dennis F and Kathleen F Moran
Rita and Laurence Grossman
Sharon and James Ruxton
Judith A and Michael C Canty
Brennan Machine Co
Edward J Walkins JR.
Jocelyn, Jay, Shane Silverstein
Dana Finklestein- for helping us get started back at the beginning of our planning in the fall. You have supported us such an incredible amount and we would not be anywhere without you!
Rebecca Siegel- for her help with planting over 500 seeds with us this past spring as well as her joyful smile.
Emily Ryan- for helping with packing, mixing our compost, and always providing words of wisdom.
Leah Grossman- for helping to make LOTS of pancakes, as well as providing ongoing encouragement.
New England Climate Summer Riders, Kaia, Sara, Marina, Lisa, & April- for your help weeding garlic. You all are doing amazing work, keep it up!
Ashley Trull- for devoting hours of your time to do check-in calls with our team since we decided to become an official program. Thanks for all the support, advice, and keeping us on track.
Free Wheel Women, Ashley, Ally, & Steph- for having an awesome bike discussion with us and sharing your knowledge. You are 3 strong women that are inspiring to all women bikers.
Erin Myers- for teaching us all about The Brick House in Turners Falls and for working to create more opportunities for all people. You are so incredibly passionate about your work and are great at empowering those within the community to take action.
Arron, Erin, Andrew, & Undergrowth Farm- for your help in starting a Summer Workshop Series! Without all your hard work, where would we all be? Can’t wait to see where this summer takes us!
Peter and Patricia- for being the greatest neighbors we could have ever asked for & for jamming out with us.
Jack Lindsay- for always buying our cookies, smoothies, pancakes and whatever else we sold as fundraisers. Thanks for all the love and support.
New England Grassroots Environment Fund- for recognizing that Summer of Solutions is a worth-while program to support, and for providing us with financial support
Hampshire College- for challenging us think critically and allowing us the time to fulfill our dreams.
Susan Witt & Nick, from the New Economics Institute- for coming to speak to us about economic alternatives and the power of community-funded projects.
Ariel Morales- for living in at times, a hectic house that acts as the head quarters for summer of solutions pioneer valley. Thanks for being such a great housemate.
Lenny-for fishing out sweet containers to plant our garden at The Brick House
Nancy Hazard- for sharing your story of Greening Greenfield with us, as well as listening to our story of Summer of Solutions
Gwen and Eric- for sharing your land at Harvest Moon Farm with us. Thanks for being so patient and willing to teach us about your land.
Scott and Chris- for teaching us the basics of home weatherization. Thanks for teaching us how to cock, air seal, use a blower-door, and the basics of energy flow in a home.
Shakoor- for bringing deserts to dinner. Thank-you for all your help in the planning of Summer of Solutions folks having the opportunity to learn a bit about what Coop Power does.
Sam King- for all your positive encouragement and eagerness to help form a strong partnership between Summer of Solutions and Coop Power.
Daniel from Laughing Dog Farm. Thanks for showing us your beautiful land and for sharing so many great tips and stories with us.
Deb and Ricky, Seeds of Solidarity- Thanks for giving us a tour of your dream come to life. The day we spent with you weeding, learning from each other, and asking essentials questions was magical. Hope to work together in the future.
Noah Kellerman- Harvesting Wheat with you was a wonderful way to feel that we were living the scene of a history book from centuries ago. Thanks for hosting us at your house in Essex and sharing your passion and joy of curiosity for trying something new with us.