Monday, September 28, 2015

Hazon Bike Tour Rest Stop

Over Labor Day Weekend, Hazon, an organization dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable Jewish Community through environmental education.  They contacted us in the spring to see if they could utilize the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Kellogg Conservation Center as a rest stop for their New York Ride & Retreat.  This fundraiser features a loop ride through the Berkshires and raises money for environmental projects at Jewish institutions, as well as supporting their organic farm at the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, in Falls Village.  The Appalachian Trail passes through Falls Village, and the original AT layout is now the Mohawk Trail, which is close to their retreat center.

We were happy to be able to help out and share our space and share our similar missions of inspiring change through environmental education.

Ride on!!

Photos: Morgan Sasser (@morgansasserphoto)

Hazon's Mission and Website   
We work to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community,
and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Evening Rumbles of Summer in the Berkshires

A few Saturday's ago, the clouds began to roll in. It appeared that a severe storm was eminent.  I closed all the windows and buckled down.  What happened instead was the thunder rolled and echoed all around the Kellogg Conservation Center, and lightning played across the Berkshire Hills to the East.  At one point there was lightning and a rainbow over the A.T. on the East side of Route 41 over Maggio's sheep farm.

If you haven't been here in the evenings, you are missing out. There are photos below and a video of the rolling and continual thunder that must have went on for 30 minutes like that.

Echinacea in evening light

Storm to the south