Baking bread, canning food, creation care, and growing your own food in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way are some of the topics to be covered during the annual Food and Farming Week, Oct. 3-7, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
Sponsored by the Earthkeepers student club, the event encourages students to learn about farming practices while gaining important information on how to live and farm sustainably.
“Food and Farming week provides EMU students the chance to engage area farmers, enjoy locally grown foods and even learn methods for preserving and preparing foods, skills that will last a lifetime. said Jim Yoder, professor of biology at EMU.
Baking Bread — Monday at 6 p.m., Cedarwood, second floor kitchen
Learn the art of making and baking bread from Tara Kishbaugh, associate professor of chemistry. If you plan on attending, contact Katie Jantzen at email@example.com. Bring bread pans and mixing bowls if you have them.
Food, Faith and Culture — Tuesday at 8 p.m., Common Grounds coffeehouse
Hear several EMU professors with cross-cultural experience explain the perspectives of various religions and cultures on food, nature and the environment. A discussion and snack consisting of Monday’s homemade bread will be provided.
Local Farm Tour — Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., meet outside University Commons
Tour Season’s Bounty Farm and CSA, operated by Radell Schrock, class of ‘01.
Local Meal — Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Northlawn dining hall
Enjoy local fare from area farms and gardens.
Canning with Sustainable Food Initiative — Friday, 7 p.m., Cedarwood second floor kitchen
Learn how to can your favorite fruits and vegetables to enjoy year round.
Earthkeepers’ mission is to act in and around the EMU community to encourage, simplify, and implement environmentally friendly practices, such as recycling, composting, reducing waste, and monitoring water quality in the Harrisonburg area.
Earthkeepers club members also participate in many other events and activities throughout the year, such as hiking trips, field trips, and organizing guest speakers.
For more information on Food and Farming Week, contact EMU students Katie Jantzen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Josh Kanagy at email@example.com.