For our first get together, we will discuss absolute basics of the stove (and other appliances) and make pasta!!!
FEATURED EVENT: REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM STRATEGIES
A Conversation with DAVID ORR, ANDY KENDALL, and MARGARET CHRISTIE
moderated by Jonathan Lash
4pm / Franklin Patterson Hall/ Main Lecture Hall
Open to the public
Local food reception to follow
About the Featured Participants:
DAVID ORR is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College. The Oberlin Project was formed out of David Orr's vision of full-spectrum sustainability: an all-encompassing joint venture by the town and College to create a thriving, sustainable and environmentally friendly community in Oberlin.
His career as a scholar, teacher, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur spans fields as diverse as environment and politics, environmental education, campus greening, green building, ecological design, and climate change. He is the author of seven books and co-editor of three others. His first book, Ecological Literacy (SUNY, 1992), was described as a "true classic" by Garrett Hardin. A second book, Earth in Mind (1994/2004) is praised by people as diverse as biologist E. O. Wilson and writer, poet, and farmer, Wendell Berry. Both are widely read and used in hundreds of colleges and universities. The Essential David Orr (Island Press, 2010) is a collection of his writings from 1985 to 2010.
more about David Orr: http://www.oberlinproject.org/about/founder-visionary/david-w-orr
ANDY KENDALL is the Executive Director of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and together with his colleagues is helping to launch its new program focused on helping build a stronger local food system in New England.
Andy joined the foundation in 2012 after spending 12 years as President of The Trustees of Reservations, a revered, Massachusetts institution founded in 1891 dedicated to protecting properties of exceptional ecological, historic, or scenic value. Amongst his accomplishments, Andy led the development of a network of community farms and gardens across Massachusetts that engaged thousands of people in the sustainable production of local food. Prior to his time at TTOR, Andy worked at both the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Audubon as well as in Costa Rica where he worked on global conservation issues.
Andy is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Business School. In 2011, Andy received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Amherst College for his commitment to the environment.
MARGARET CHRISTIE (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) served as CISA's executive director from 1997-1999, when the Local Hero program was launched, and interim executive director in 2008. She is instrumental in new project development at CISA and is now focused on infrastructure and research projects related to large-volume sales of locally grown products. Prior to joining CISA, Margaret worked for the University of Massachusetts Integrated Pest Management Program and the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, Massachusetts chapter. She has a master's degree in rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a bachelor's degree in sustainable agriculture from The Evergreen State College.
Join Mixed Nuts and the Hampshire College Farm Staff for a pancake breakfast at the new Roos-Rohde House! Featuring maple syrup from the Hampshire College Farm!
This event is part of Earth Day 2015, see the events on April 22nd and 23rd at http://hamp.it/earthday