Explore Story Maps about Springfield, MA created by students in Lisa Armstrong’s community-based research course – Gender, Land, and Food Movements (SWG 230). Click on the image to see each story maps, research from the class and media resources.

Begin at the Crossroads

School to Prison Pipeline 


Relationships and GTC Eats

Addressing Food Deserts in Chicopee, MA

In response to the growing demands of urbanization, the Kestrel Land Trust worked with students in John Loveless’ GEO 150 –  Rachel Moskowitz, Zoë Cassandra, and Maddie Vincent, to produce a map that would help them address issues of food access in Chicopee, MA. By comparing matters of geographic and societal accessibility to primary farmlands, the Storymap works to highlight areas in critical need of food access: