Handprinter’s Urban Fruit Research Featured on NPR and Boston Globe

Wellesley Professor Dan Brabander and his research students were recently interviewed by Arun Rath from NPR’s All Things Considered, and Bella English from the Boston Globe about their ongoing urban fruit project. Surprisingly, results show urban fruit both safe AND nutritious to eat! For more details listen and read the stories here:

NPR’s All Things Considered

Boston Globe Article

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Registration Details for 2015 Project Handprint Symposium

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Please remember to email handprint@wellesley.edu to register for the symposium!

PROJECT HANDPRINT SYMPOSIUM: International Perspectives on Food and Water

When: Wednesday, November 4, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Tishman Commons, Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College

Cost: Suggested $25 registration includes dinner. Additional donations enable students to attend free of charge – thank you.

RSVP: Space is limited. Email handprint@wellesley.edu by October 25 to register

Questions: Eileen Sprague at esprague@wellesley.edu.

Join faculty, students and alums working around the world on issues relating to food and water, environmental sustainability, and justice. Your handprint is your positive environmental impact. The Wellesley Center for the Environment’s Project Handprint is creating a powerful learning community focused on environmental issues. This symposium brings together alumnae, faculty, staff, students and Friends who are interested in improving food systems, from production through consumption. Be inspired to expand your handprint!

Babson Food Day is October 20-21!

SAVE THE DATE and please join us for Babson’s biggest food innovation showcase of the year:  Babson Food Day, October 20-21.  Up-to-date details are located at babson.edu/foodday, including the full list of who’s coming this year.  Agenda-in-brief:

Tuesday, October 20

  • Boston’s celebrity chefs unpack dining innovation, 5-7 p.m., Olin Auditorium (Olin Hall)

Wednesday, October 21

  • Food business leaders discuss the future of food, 8–9 a.m., Glavin Chapel
  • Food thought leaders share their food stories, 10 a.m.–noon, Glavin Chapel
  • Babson food entrepreneurs showcase their innovations over a sustainably sourced lunch, noon–2 p.m., PepsiCo Pavilion
  • Babson food entrepreneurs source audience ideas at the Quick Service Incubator, 2-4 p.m., Glavin Chapel

At Food Sol, Babson’s own “action tank” for food entrepreneurs of all kinds, we believe that “food is everybody’s business” and that everyone can contribute to a brighter food future.  Babson Food Day is free (with the exception of a small fee for lunch for non-Babson community members), open to the public, and no registration is required.  It’s come-when-you-can, leave-when-you-need-to, just get there early for sessions where you definitely want a seat!   So come take part in our recipe for good food innovation, and we look forward to meeting you at Babson Food Day!

Save the Date for our Third Project Handprint Symposium! Wednesday, November 4th, 5-9 PM

2015 Project Handprint Symposium

International Perspectives on Food and Water

Join faculty, students and alums working around the world on issues relating to food and water, environmental sustainability, and justice.

Your handprint is your positive environmental impact. The Wellesley Center for the Environment’s Project Handprint is creating a powerful learning community focused on environmental issues. This symposium brings together alumnae, faculty, staff, students and Friends who are interested in improving food systems, from production through consumption. Be inspired to expand your handprint!

Wednesday, November 4, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tishman Commons, LuLu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College

Suggested $25 registration includes dinner. Additional donations enable students to attend free of charge – thank you.

Space is limited. Please call 781-283-3094 or email handprint@wellesley.edu by October 25 to register.

Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square on October 3rd!

Join Handprinter and Let’s Talk About Food founder Louisa Kasdon at the fourth annual LTAFood festival on Saturday, October 3rd, beginning at 10:30 AM.  This year the festival is part of the first annual HUBweek, a weeklong series of events and experiences “where art, science and technology collide.”

The festival will feature hands-on cooking demonstrations, lectures on cheese, sugar, and meat, and even a school-food challenge!

Full details on the schedule of the entire Let’s Talk About Food Festival can be found here! 

Food Entrepreneur Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary Lectures at Babson on 9/30

On September 30, Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary will visit Babson for a conversation on how the food industry impacts people and planet and on entrepreneurial opportunities for food solutions.

Gene is a food entrepreneur of the highest order, having launched his venture in 1986 selling veggie hotdogs outside Grateful Dead concerts. TIME Magazine has hailed him “the conscience of the food movement” and his writing has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. This spring he appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Who: Gene Baur, President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary
What: Lecture followed by question and answer
Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: Olin Auditorium, Olin Hall, Babson College
Audience: This event is free and open to all.