Thanks to our friend Allison Jack, Agroecology Professor and Director of Jenner Farm at Prescott College, for highlighting NWEI’s course book resources in a recent Prescott College blog post on integrating concepts of sustainable agriculture in the academic, co-curricular and personal lives of students through the Summer Institute in Sustainable Agriculture at Willamette University’s Zena Farm. Professor Wendy Petersen Boring has been using NWEI’s Menu for the Future and Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability course books at Willamette for the past two years. This summer students are living and working for six weeks at Zena Farm, where Professor Boring has been using NWEI’s Hungry for Change course book as part of a Food Ethics course.
During the course students have explored questions of identity, ethics, and place through close reading and project-based learning on and off-campus. They have investigated consumer culture and global capitalism and what is meant by a “sense of place.”
Below is a video about Willamette University students’ experiences on Zena Farm. You can also read the full blog post by clicking here.