Astore Quarry Restoration Project - A Nonprofit Organization Located in the Berkshires
 
  Outside the Box - Enhance the learning & teaching experience!
Take a Field Trip! 
 
What touches one touches the other.  A healthy planet, including its inhabitants depend on healthy soil, seeds, plants, trees, rivers, wetlands and wildlife.  Outside the Box is Natures' Classroom - part of our educational nonprofit organization dedicated to teachers, students, schools, and nature groups in the study of earth sciences.
 
Teaching in a hands on, outdoor laboratory for study and research in, botany, geology, historical archeology, soil health, conservation, and sustainability of natural resources, native and endangered species of plants, insects, birds and wildlife.  Outdoor survival and foraging skills, camping and questing tasks for nonprofit boys and girls organizations
 
Participate in making a difference in the health and sustainability of fresh water fish, water fowl, reptiles, beaver, snakes and turtles.  Restoring wetlands and riparian areas along the Williams River with invasive control and phragmitie removal; improving wetlands.
 
Identifying plants, flowers, and weeds while learning which are edible, medicinal or poisonous.  Learning how to control invasive plants which inhibit the growth native plants.  Students are able to see and understand the importance of conservation and forest management in assuring the sustainability of native hardwoods and the production of sap, fruits, nuts, wood products and healthy saplings.
 
Come for a Field Trip! 
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Field of Ramps & Leeks
Field of Ramps & Leeks
These will go to farmers' markets and restaurants next year! We have 5 acres of ramps!
Our Beaver Dam on the Williams River!
Our Beaver Dam on the Williams River!
Our beavers are working with us! They started removing saplings around the Williams, that needed to be taken out!
Close your eyes and listen...
Close your eyes and listen...
It is a beautiful thing to just relax and let nature engulf you!
Blacksmith shop, to the left (of pic) is where a large derek sat, to the right was the marble saws.
Blacksmith shop, to the left (of pic) is where a large derek sat, to the right was the marble saws.
Build over almost 200 years ago, the lines are still straight and the foundation is sound!
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