Shani Fletcher ‘98 is a sustainable farmer and environmentalist who is working to promote green solutions to social justice issues in Massachusetts communities. Shani is the Farm Manager at ReVision Urban Farm, an innovative community-based urban agriculture project that grows produce in its own fields and provides access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to residents of ReVision Family Home and its extended community. The organization is a green effort to provide food and shelter for hundreds of homeless families in the neighborhood, many of whom lack healthy food options. The program also teaches the community how to grow their own fresh food. Stay tuned for more featured “alums of the week” in 2015!
Handprinter Sue Bridge ’60 is excited to announce the launch of Wildside’s first ever website! Checkout their site for information on projects, workshops, and other resources: wildsidecottageandgardens.org.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Please take a look at the 2014 Program to see what we have in store for tomorrow’s event.
Handprinter Sue Bridge is growing rice at Wildside, and it’s going very well! Sue will be talking about the endeavor at the Project Handprint Symposium on November 1st.
Food entrepreneurs of all kinds: Babson Food Day is just three weeks away. October 23, we’ll celebrate food as everybody’s business.
We say that if you eat food, you are an eater-entrepreneur. Come learn, share and act your way further into your food journey. Babson Food Day offers a “menu” of options with something for everyone: food stories from across the system; start-ups and fresh ideas from students; corporate pathways into food; and culinary and restaurant innovation.
Babson Food Day is free and open to the public. Our menu is HERE… See you there!
This year’s Let’s Talk About Food Festival will be happening September 27th in Copley Square. The event is similar to last year’s (demos, speakers, samples, interactive discussions) but there is another, new event called “Vote with Your Fork” happening the night before at Trinity Church. It’s the kick-off for Food Policy Action in Boston – an organization that generates score cards for politicians based on their stance on food issues. It will be a rally type setting (specifically geared for students) with several influential speakers taking the stage.
More information on the events can be found here: http://www.letstalkaboutfood.com/events/, http://www.boston.com/sponsored/extra/letstalkaboutfood/main.
LTAF founder Louisa Kasdon is a wonderful Wellesley alum involved in Project Handprint, and Wellesley ES Professor Beth DeSombre will be participating in the event as a seafood expert at the “Endless Table: a facilitated public conversation about food, co-produced by the Museum of Science.”
The Curie Review recently published a fabulous profile of Handprinter and conservationist Wendy Paulson ’69, where she discusses conservation education and restoration programs she started in Chicago, Boston, and New York.
Wendy also gave an inspiring speech (with Rare colleague and CEO Brett Jenks) at Wellesley’s 2013 Albright institute, “Ecological Hot Spots: Forging Bright Spots for Nature.”
The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) has put together a FREE directory of farm internships and apprenticeships in the US (there are some opportunities in Canada and the Caribbean as well).
Check out the directory here!