Center for Food Studies UPCOMING events
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Monday, Mar 2, 2015: Dorm Dining: Cooking Demonstration; 7pm in the Snack BarStudent Life staff and faculty "guest chefs" will demonstrate simple recipes that you can cook in your dorm room or kitchen. Open to Simon's Rock students, staff and faculty only.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015: Food Chains, film and discussion, 7pm in the Lecture CenterA viewing of the documentary on the food system and farmworkers' role in food justice, leading to ideas on how to create "a more humane, transparent food chain". Discussion to follow the film. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015: The Ecology of Meat, 7pm in Clark Auditorium A panel discussion of the ecological impact of farming and eating meat as part of a sustainable diet for people and for the planet.
Spring Break Food Action Challenge!
Food Action Challenge
Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 29
Open to all Simon's Rock students.
Students can select a variety of food-related projects from more than a dozen options. Upon successful completion of a project, students submit the project-specific result to the Food Action committee and earns points. Projects can be undertaken anywhere a student is spending spring break. ACE credits available; there will be two drawings for high point earners to win prizes!
For the menu of options, click here.
Join the Action – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Berkshire County: Organizations & Resources
Local Food and Agriculture in Berkshire County, Sustainable Berkshires, a project of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
A Place at the Table: Young Farmers Band Together to Keep Land in Agriculture, Hill Country Observer, February-March 2015
The Double Pyramid (Diet and Environmental Impact), Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition
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
- February 24, 2015, 3-6pm
- Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield
- Contact David Elvin, email@example.com or 413-781-6045
"The Vanishing Public Sphere: A Talk About Land" by Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First
- Sponsored by the Community Land Trust
- March 21, 2015 at 7pm; $10 non-members
- First Congregational Church
- Great Barrington, MA
- March 28-29, 2015
- Harvard University
- Register by February 28 for early bird rates
- March 28, 2015, 8am-5:30pm
- Worcester State University
- Register by February 23 for early bird rates