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 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.

Didi’s Edible Adventures

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Dear Friends,

I’m pleased to announce the launching of Didi’s Edible Adventures for summer 2015.

I will be leading a few exclusive trips in Dartmouth, MA in the next few months in conjunction with other notable culinarians.

Departures will include behind the scenes access to local farms including Eva’s Garden, complementary take-home organic produce from Eva’s, and a signed copy of my book Wild Flavors. End your day with an al fresco dinner made from the freshest available local meat and veggies.

I will be announcing dates soon and anticipate these departures will fill quickly. Email me now ( to let me know you are interested and I’ll open up reservations to you first.

Thanks and happy eating!


2015 is the International Year of Soils!

Looks like soils are finally getting some well-deserved recognition! The UN General Assembly has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the “IYS aims to be a platform for raising awareness of the importance of soils for food security and essential eco-system functions.” For full objectives for the IYS and other great resources check out these sites: