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Meet What You Eat

Story posted February 03, 2011

Event date(s): February 01, 2011 — June 01, 2011

Sponsored by Bowdoin Dining, Bowdoin Organic Garden, Sustainable Bowdoin, Evergreens, GGI, Residential Life, Environmental Studies Program, Working Group on Sustainability, Bowdoin Democrats, Athletics, McKeen Center, Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay                                                        With Support from Kurtz Fund

Meatless Monday
Bowdoin Dining Will Serve a "Meatless Monday" Dinner
Monday, February 21
Sponsored by 12 campus clubs and eight athletic teams

Tapping Bowdoin’s Maples- Making Syrup
During the month of March Bowdoin students will be tapping Bowdoin maple trees, and producing maple syrup.  A culminating event will take place in late March.
For more information and to get involved: Katherine Creswell, Rosie Armstrong

Sustainable Fisheries- How we can support local, sustainable fisheries in Maine
Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
To reserve space, contact Eileen Johnson: ejohnson@bowdoin.edu

A buffet dinner featuring local Maine seafood.  Come and join in a conversation about how to support local, sustainable fisheries in Maine with Bowdoin faculty, students, staff and local fishermen.

Why We Favor Organic and Local Foods- A Biologist’s and a Farmer’s Perspectives
Dinner and conversation with Professor Barry Logan (Biology Dept.) & Seth Kroek, local farmer (Crystal Springs Farm, Brunswick)
Wednesday March 2, 6:00 p.m.
MacMillan House
Contact: Eileen Johnson, ejohnson@bowdoin.edu

Cooking with Local Foods - Learn how to make a great meal from scratch with Bowdoin's award-winning Dining staff
Wednesday, March 30 –  6:00 -7:30 pm
Ladd House
Limited space for students, for more information contact Eileen Johnson
Sponsored by Dining Services

How your understanding of nutrition affects land conservation (Arthur Haines)
Thursday, March 31 8:00-9:30 pm
Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center (BOC)

A talk by Arthur Haines. A 'Meet What you Eat Event'. Sponsored by the Outing Club and the Evergreens.

Third Annual Locavore Dinner!!!
Wednesday, April 6th
Thorne Dining Hall
 This year’s Locavore Dinner will focus on raising awareness about local and sustainable foods in the Bowdoin community and call attention to the initiatives already in place at the College.   In addition to dinner and discussions centering on ways we can make choices as consumers to support local agriculture, there will also be demonstrations on making food with local products. 

Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to the New Agriculture
Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute
Monday, April 11 7:30 pm
Kreseg Auditorium, VAC

Wes Jackson is one of the foremost figures in the international sustainable agriculture movement and founder and president of The Land Institute. Dr. Jackson is a plant geneticist-agronomist who has pioneered research in natural systems agriculture- including perennial grains, perennial polycultures, and intercropping- for more than 30 years.

Dr. Jackson earned a B.A. from Kansa Wesleyan, an M.A. from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He established and served as chair of one the country’s first environmental studies programs at California State University-Sacramento and then returned to his native Kansas to found The Land Institute in 1976. He is the author of several books including Becoming Native to This Place, New Roots for Agriculture, Alters of Unhewn Stone and the just-released Consulting the Genius of Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture.

Dr. Jackson is a recipient of the Pew Conservation Scholars award (1990), a MacArthur Fellowship (1992), the Right Livelihood Award (Stockholm), also known as “Alternative Nobel Prize”(2000), and the Louis Bromfield Award (2010).

Sponsored by The Chewonki Foundation, MOFGA, The Nature Conservancy of Maine, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Bowdoin College Student Activities, the departments of Sociology and Anthropology, English, and Economics, the McKeen Center for the Common Good, and the Environmental Studies Program.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available Monday, March 28 at the Smith Union information desk. For more information, call 725-3396.

Green Business: Doing Well by Doing Good
Gary Hirschberg, Stoneyfield Farms
Wednesday, April 13 7:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium, VAC
Sponsored by Friends of Merrymeeting Bay

EcoService Day - A Day on the Farm - local service projects connected to local farms

Saturday, April 16 1:00-4:00 pm
To sign up, contact:  Keisha Payson

For more information on any of these events, contact the Environmental Studies Program725-3396, or by e-mail: rarmstro@bowdoin.edu