FOOD: "Rising Up: Baked with Love" by LaVonne Roberts

Last week I learned that one of the women in my writers workshop for victims of violence was relocated to Denver because her husband, a Lithuanian mob boss had a hit on her and kids. When I bake, I remember the smell of fresh bread in my grandmother’s kitchen. Her table was polished smooth from kneading the dough. There was always a jar of homemade jam and a crock of margarine to slather on the pillow-soft crusty slices. My grandmother didn’t know about cholesterol back then and I hadn’t...

FOOD: Farm to Bard: Transforming our Food System

In the spirit of our studies on Thursday, I studied this group and conference. Columbia is the only university in NY that is a part of this group. What about Bard? The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is a non-profit association of globally leading colleges and universities representing over 30 countries and working together to holistically integrate sustainability into campus operations, research, and teaching

BLOG: "Colleges dig into sustainable dining" by Lavonne Roberts

In preparation for today’s class, I discovered this article: I loved learning what Sterling College in Vermont is doing and about UMass’ small-plate, big-flavor mentality. I’m personally passionate about collaborative planning between chefs and farms that lead to menu driven crop planting and integrating the farm into Bard curriculum.