Nourishment. Community. Resource politics. Food shapes us all, individually, locally, and globally.
How might food shape the college of the twenty-first century?
Anyone passionate about food (and, seriously, who isn’t?) or hungry for information is invited to participate in events and discussions being organized by Hampshire College around topics related to healthy food for a healthy campus and a healthy world.
OCTOBER 24 SCHEDULE
On October 24, “Sustainable Hampshire: Food and Farm for the Future” opens at 10 a.m. with a farmer’s market and food festival held in the Red Barn area of campus. Farmers and programs dedicated to healthy food and sustainability have been invited to set up booths to sell their products and showcase their operations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
A 2 p.m. forum in the Main Lecture Hall (in Franklin Patterson Hall) will highlight the inclusive process the College is using to implement the Healthy Food Transition. Speakers will include President Jonathan Lash, Hampshire’s sustainability initiative director Beth Hooker, and alumnus Howard Wein 93F, of Howard Wein Hospitality, who is working with the College on plans for the Healthy Food Transition.
The forum will include a panel of sustainability and food experts discussing exciting possibilities for Hampshire: Andy Kendall, executive director of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation; Philip Korman, executive director of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA); Michael Iceland, communications and brand manager of The Food Project; Dave Jackson, founding farmer of Enterprise Farm; Anne Obelnicki, director of sustainable food systems at Sterling College; and Oona Coy 96F of Town Farm and the Tuesday Market in Northampton.
At 4 p.m. in the Robert Crown Center, Ken Burns will screen excerpts from his forthcoming film, The Dust Bowl, which will premiere on PBS in November. The film examines how mistakes in farming, government, and information led to a massive environmental and economic disaster. The Dust Bowl has significant parallels to today, with heat waves and drought across the country, during a time of economic crisis and in the midst of a U.S. presidential campaign.
A panel of climate change and history scholars will follow the screening, including: Professor Raymond S. Bradley, director of the University of Massachusetts Climate System Research Center; Professor Steven Roof; and Professor Amy Jordan.