September 25, 2010, 1pm
Hear from a diverse group of committed and creative local farmers about what it takes to grow good food and get it from farm to table in upstate New York. What are the joys and challenges facing small farms and family farms today? What policies and consumer practices can support a sustainable farm economy, both nationally and in this region?
Followed by a Hands-on Garden Party
3:00 pm; Skidmore Garden; North Brodaway
Join students from the Skidmore Garden and Environmental Action Club for a hands-in-the-dirt introduction tot the Skidmore vegetable carden, located on North Broadway, across from the Campus, next to Colton House.
Co-sponsored by Skidmore’s Environmental Action Club, Environmental Studies Program, and Office of Sustainability; the Skidmore Garden; Slow Food Saratoga Region; and Slow Food, Schenectady County Community College.
Food, Farms, and the Future is supported by Michele Dunkerley ‘80, and presented in conjunction with the Tang exhibition, Paula Hayes: Understory.