Handprint Symposium videos are up!

We’re excited to share the full length “short talks” from the Project Handprint Inaugural Symposium!

The talks are as follows:

Dorrie Pizzella ’80: Agriculture in New England

Eva Sommaripa ’63: Dancing with Microbes – a Farmer and her Soil

Louisa Kasdon ’73: Handprinters and the Future of Food

Dan Brabander, Wellesley Professor: Agriculture, Health, and Food Security in the Built Environment

Talks are available on the “Symposium” page, found here:


Symposium Videos

Eva Sommaripa ’63 Announced as 2014 Alumnae Achievement Award Winner

It’s official! Wellesley has just announced the winners of the 2014 Alumnae Achievement Award, and fellow handprinter Eva Sommaripa ’63 has been recognized. According to the College, “The Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields of endeavor and has been presented annually since 1970.”

Eva Sommaripa ’63
Organic Farmer, Champion of Sustainable Living

Eva Sommaripa ’63 has been a pioneer in the food world as a purveyor of healthy organic greens and an early leader of sustainable lifestyles. Her organic herb garden, aptly named Eva’s Garden, has been supplying New England chefs with fresh herbs and greens for more than 40 years. Since the start of her garden, Sommaripa has served as an exemplar for the local food movement – long before it became trendy. In fact, she does not follow trends; she creates them.

For the full bio on Eva, and her fellow Alumnae Achievement Award winner C. Tracy Orleans ’70, check out the official announcement from the Alumnae Association.

The Award Celebration and Reception will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 5:30 pm in Alumnae Hall, and is open to all!