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Katie Weatherseed

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

Katie is a rising Junior feb (’16.5) at Middlebury College and plans on double majoring in Environmental Studies and Theatre. While originally from Surrey, England, she now lives in Connecticut. Katie is so excited to be a part of the FoodWorks Program and to learn more about food systems and sustainable farming practices!

“Treating Food As An Investment”- Eric Garza

Jun 20th, 2014 | By

Amy Gibans McGlashan

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Amy Gibans McGlashan serves as the overall administrator of the FoodWorks program.  As Director of Academic Outreach and Special Projects at Middlebury’s Center for Careers and Internships, one of Amy’s favorite projects since day one has been to work in close collaboration with her Louisville and Middlebury partners to build the FoodWorks program from scratch.   Her background is in innovative models for education, civic engagement, and project-based learning.  Amy is among many at Middlebury who believe that the distinctive structure and curriculum of FoodWorks is  […]

Ann Curtis

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Gaby Lee

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Gaby is an alum of the FoodWorks program returning as the assistant this summer. She is excited to continue being part of the program and learning even more about Vermont’s food system.

Maelenn Masson

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

Maelenn went to Middlebury this past year as an exchange student from Paris Diderot University in France. With a BA in Geography, she will joining a master’s program in the Fall focused on planning and development.  She has always been interested in sustainable living and aspires to integrate it more in her own lifestyle as well as in her career path. Through this internship, she is excited to learn more about the food production and distribution process at a very local scale.

Marissa Perez

Jun 7th, 2014 | By

Marissa is a rising Junior from Portland Oregon. She is probably majoring in Environmental Studies with studio art. She decided to do Foodworks in order to learn more about food systems and to expand her farming experience. She’s really excited about working outside everyday and watching things grow.

Blog Prompt #1

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Here is the blog prompt from Professor John Elder: Thanks, everyone, for so boldly and perceptively exploring issues raised in Wendell Berry’s three provocative essays. Here’s hoping that some of the images and questions we considered together will remain helpful throughout the summer. In particular, the ecological concept of the edge, as a fragile but also rich “betweenness,” seems pertinent to our various endeavors as individuals and as a community.   In the latter part of the conversation Joe brought in Berry’s wonderful piece “The  […]

Hannah Rae Murphy

May 31st, 2014 | By

Hannah Rae (‘14.5) is a farm girl from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Yoopers unite!) studying Conservation Biology with a Sociology minor. Cooking, agriculture, and rural communities have been her daily reality and biggest passion since she was just tall enough to help her mother can peaches and make bread. She will be working at Lincoln Peak Vineyard this summer where she hopes to learn more about the integration of small businesses into the local culture. The plant nerd in her is also very excited to be  […]

FoodWorks Program Begins on Sunday, June 1st!

May 30th, 2014 | By

Welcome FoodWorks Fellows to your summer of learning about and exploring food systems. The FoodWorks Team has been working hard to organize a fulfilling program of 5th day field trips, guest lectures and video conferences. In preparation for Orientation on Sunday, please be sure to have read “Bringing It To the Table” Introduction, Chap 1: Nature as Measure 3-10, Chap 2: Stupidity in Concentration 11-18, Chap 3: Agricultural Solutions for Agricultural Problems 19-30 AND Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front   (Poem by Wendell Berry)  […]