To arrange a visit or for more information about Wildside, use this form to contact us or call or 413-369-4616.
GPS setting: 37 Fisher Place Road, Conway MA
From 91N : Take exit 24; from 91S take exit 25, then:
116N toward Conway about 5.5 miles
look for small yellow Greenfield Savings Bank on right
next left onto Whately Road (going south)
next left onto Fisher Place Road (going east)
next left uphill to Wildside Cottage & Gardens
To make a tax-deductible donation in any amount, send a check to:
Wildside Cottage & Gardens
Conway MA 01341
We will acknowledge your generosity promptly.
If you wish, we can also include a copy of IRS's confirmation of Wildside Cottage and Gardens' tax-exempt status.
Special thanks to:
- Marcus McLaurin and his students at Franklin County Technical School, who brought their IT expertise
and their patience to the website project;
- Michele Turre for allowing us to use so many of her beautiful four-season photos of Wildside;
- Thanks as well for the use of their photos to help tell the Wildside story to:
- The Regenerative Design Group
- Kyle Pratt
- Storey Publishing
Hooray for Wildside's interns,
for their hard work and their dedication to a better world:
Dale LaPlante was Wildside's intern in the summer of 2012 during his summer vacation from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he is now a senior. He has since worked on a farm in Belgium. His plan is to work in high tech until his student loans are paid, then begin life in Vermont as a farmer.
Kyle Pratt currently works and resides at the Farm School in Athol, MA, where he spends his days gardening beside middle school classes visiting from surrounding cities. In this setting, he is often able to practice and teach permaculture, holistic design, and herbalism to young kids, which has been incredibly rewarding. He continues to learn, as well, by attending conferences, working alongside designers, and co-teaching a Permaculture Design Course in Shutesbury, MA."
Meghan McAuliffe was Wildside's intern for the summer of 2014, spelled for a month when she had classes in the Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado, by her good friend Cailey Clark.
Wildside's 2015 internship
Wildside will hire a half-time intern again in 2015 for most or all of the six months from April 15 to October 15. The position is for 20 hours a week @ $12.50/ hour, or about $1,000 / month.
The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of permaculture. Above all we are looking for curiosity and enthusiasm for learning about methods of food production and storage that go beyond organic, to include enriching the soil, conserving water, encouraging native pollinators, and eventually reducing the amount of human labor needed.
Some of the time the intern will work alongside one or two Wildside 'regulars', and some of the time will work on his or her own.