Coming in October!
Save the Date for Food Day MA: October 24, 2014.
Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies.
Last year, Mass. was #2 in the country with 640 activities! This year’s themes are focused on nutritional education, food justice, and highlighting partnerships with local farmers!
Sponsored by Massachusetts Farm to School.
Apple Tasting & Apple Press Demonstration: October 31, 2014.
A Family Weekend event featuring heirloom apple varieties from Hilltop Orchards. Hot apple cider from freshly pressed apples will be available.
(Sorry, this is not a public event - it is intended for the Simon's Rock community and visiting families.)
By the Center for Food Studies and The Nutrition Center
Visitors: Click here for a map of campus
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014: "The Future of Seeds", a panel discussion with Abby Kinchy (Simon's Rock '93) and Dominic Palumbo, 7pm, Lecture Center A discussion of seeds, biodiversity, and intellectual property, with Dr. Abby Kinchy, Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies at RPI, and Dominic Palumbo of Moon in the Pond Farm in Sheffield, MA.
The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock will advance our community’s knowledge of food as a cultural force and our responsibilities as stewards of a sustainable food system. The Center's educational mission will promote an understanding of the world around us by providing a forum for collaboration, communication, and learning across a variety of food realms by:
offering for-credit courses within existing Simon's Rock programs;
collaborating with community partners to sponsor lectures, conferences, and other educational events on campus and across the region;
creating opportunities for students and local organizations to benefit from internships and other work/study arrangements;
presenting non-credit workshops for personal and professional education; and
partnering creatively on and off campus to develop awareness of critical issues related to food, leading to productive connections and action.
The Future of FOOD, National Geographic
"Betting the Farm," Edible Hudson Valley, Whisk Fall 2013
"From Farm to Table," Orion magazine, Nov/Dec 2013
The USDA on Food Hubs, source: http://www.ams.usda.gov/
"Everything and the Kitchen Sink," Notre Dame Magazine, Winter 2013/14
"Can a Banh Mi Save the World?," Food Management magazine, April 2014
Local Events Of Interest
- Berkshire Food Project Empty Bowl Dinner
- Friday, April 25, 2014
- Handmade bowls contributed by Simon's Rock faculty and students in Ceramics
Affiliated Faculty and Staff
Karen Advokaat, Coordinator of Academic Projects and Initiatives, Office of Academic Affairs
Katie Boswell, Faculty in Anthropology, Division of Social Studies
Chris Coggins, Faculty in Geography and Asian Studies, Division of Social Studies
Tom Coote, Faculty in Environmental Studies, Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Tess Diamond, Coordinator of the Community Garden
Brian Mikesell, Library Director, Alumni Library
Ben Krupka, Faculty in Ceramics, Division of Arts
Erin McMullin, Faculty in Biology, Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Don Roeder, Faculty Emeritus in Environmental Studies, Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Sarah Snyder, Faculty in Biology, Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Maryann Tebben, Faculty in French, Division of Language and Literature