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GAF Mission

"to TEACH inner city youth and/or underprivileged persons to be successful entrepreneurs while revitalizing inner city neighborhoods with a concentration on socially responsible/sustainable business practices"

GAF is the
Western Mass Office for

Urban Artisan Farm

Urban Artisan Farm is about living Healthy through urban farming. Hydroponic food production is the method we are using to address food deserts, with an eye towards innovative ways to increase productivity, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Urban agriculture education can be integrated into schools and social programs.
Hydroponic production has a lower stress, higher productivity and higher yield. Controlled environment agriculture optimizes conditions, control over the nutrients, and less water.

Growing indoors provides urban food deserts with local, fresh and sustainable produce options and a knowledge base for future urban farming. As we grow and experiment with new techniques our hydroponic farm will be seen as a choice for businesses and addressing social issues

A pound of lettuce contains 95% water, 56 calories, 3.9 grams of protein, 0.3 grams of fat, 86 milligrams of Calcium, 2.2 milligrams of Iron, 1,420 milligrams of Vitamin A, and 54 milligrams of Ascorbic Acid, otherwise known as Vitamin C.



Refuel & Renew

January 14th 2017

9:00am- 5:00pm

9:00 am – Morning Power Hour

10:00 am – Reflexology


10:30 am – YIN Yoga – 1 Hour

11:30 – 1:30Fine Wine Tasting, Artifact Cider Tasting, Lettuce Wraps and Gourmet Food Sampling

1:00 pm – Gentle Yoga – 1 Hour

2:00 pmTibetan Massage

3:00 pm – Afternoon Energizer – 1 Hour

4:00 pmArteSana Presentation

5:00 pmAfter Party Manfort Mansion

Art and Lifestyle Participants:

Urban Artisan Farm

Lularoe Leggings

Noonday Collection

NYR Organics Skin Care

Isagenix Nutrition

Lipsense Lip Wear

JM Homelife

The Skipping Sandpiper Art

Art by Denise Griffin


The Salon

Simply Serendipity Clothing

Moss Garden Design

Berkshire Jerky


Food by Andy

Holiday Party


Nice Article in the Valley Advocate

Joe Sibilia stands with left Olrando Taylor and Noah Ryan.

Joe Sibilia stands with left Orlando Taylor and Noah Ryan.


Renovations to the Buildings are Complete!!





Day 2: Teamwork prevents accidents

New prospects getting ready for Chainsaw Barbecue.


Environmental Living and Learning Center

The master plan for the Gasoline Alley Foundation community project includes the integration of sustainable living, business, recreation and community. Our main goal is the creation of an environmental living and learning center ‘off the grid’, connected to a small business incubator, adjacent to a ‘bike path’, along the Mill River that flows through a park surrounded by Victorian homes – a full community of sustainable living.

Gasoline Alley Foundation Community Plan

 Youth Program

Our neighborhood is filled with young men that have not graduated from High School, convicted of a crime, never held a job, have little if any male role models, hungry for a better life and inspired to become solid men. We want to train these young men to live here, work and own a Social Enterprise, graduate to home ownership, and become prosperous productive members of the community.


 Summer Youth Program

Social Enterprise Development

Social Enterprises employ the practices and principles of business to solve social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to connect Business, NGO’s and Governments in a League of Social Enterprise that compete with one another for an improved quality of life. We want the League located in Springfield and have a team from Springfield win the competition.

This video is conceptual and represents a ‘story board’. It is not for public consumption. We have not obtained any license or approval for the images and is used purely for purposes of preparation.