The Williams College men's and women's cross country teams engaged in two community service projects during the College's recent Reading Period
On Monday, October 9, seven Ephs removed trash alongside Water Street (Route 43) in Williamstown. The Eph teams participate in the Massachusetts Adopt-A-Highway Program and collected trash and recyclables three-four times every year on one of the town's most popular road-running stretches.
On Tuesday, October 10, nineteen more Ephs helped Williamstown farmer Bill Stinson with some manual labor at Peace Valley Farm for the fourth consecutive year.
Peace Valley Farm is nestled just off of Berlin Road, one of the many dirt roads in town, where the team had been earlier this season for a workout! Former runner Brian Cole '11 works full-time at the farm, and, along with Stinson, organized the team to assist with pulling out metal hoops from the ground that had housed this year's crop of tomatoes. While the team members worked, Stinson educated them on the workings of his farm, which has had its greatest-ever delivery of produce to Williams Dining Services this fall.
Williams students regularly eat Peace Valley's lettuces, kale, leek, tomatoes, peppers, and squash in the campus dining halls. The team was fortunate this year to have a beautiful, crisp fall day in the peak of foliage season and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get their hands dirty!