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‘Food and Farming Week’ Underway at EMU

Posted on March 26th, 2009

EMU is holding its annual “Food and Farming Week” Monday through Saturday, Mar. 23-28.

Activities will open with a presentation 8 p.m. Monday, Mar. 23 in Suter Science Center room 109 on “food issues in Africa.” The presenter is Debbie Scott, who recently completed a three-year term of service in Nairobi, Kenya with Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, Pa.

Ms. Scott served with ACORD, a pan-African organization working for social justice and equality. Her focus was on agricultural trade policy analysis.

Author Mark Winne will discuss his recent book, Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 24, in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse in the University Commons. Facilitating students are from Dr. Dan Wessner’s pre-law capstone course, “Law, Values and Worldview.”

Res Judicata, EMU’s pre-law student organization, is co-sponsoring the event.

A petting zoo will be set up on the front lawn of campus, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 26. Bread baking will take place 7 p.m. that day in the Maplewood residence hall lounge.

Persons can meet 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 28 in front of the University Commons to bike or carpool to the Harrisonburg Downtown Farmers Market. A workday will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the EMU garden at the corner of Mt. Clinton Pike and College Ave.

For more information on Food and Farming Week, contact first-year EMU Student Daniel H. Sigmans, daniel.sigmans@emu.edu.

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