Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Panel: "Gender and Food: Production and Consumption," slated Jan. 13 at Williams College

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A free public panel and discussion on gender, food, production and consumption is set for Thurs., Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at Williams College in Griffin Hall.

Just two weeks ago Karen Washington, one of the panelists, was awarded the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service by Michele Obama forher work on the NY Botanical Garden's Bronx Green-Up program. 

The event is being organized by college's Sustainable Food and Agriculture and Women's and Gender Studies programs.

Panelists will include:

-- Karen Washington, Member of Garden of Happiness, LaFamilia Verde Garden Coalition; Just Food City Farms Trainer; President of the NYC Community Garden Coalition; co-recipient of the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, awarded by Michelle Obama for her work on the NY
Botanical Garden's Bronx Green-Up program

-- Giovanna DiChiro, Ph.D., Research Associate in the Environmental Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College, co-editor of the volume Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power and Embodied Ecologies: Science, Politics, and Environmental Justice(forthcoming); co- founder of the Pioneer Valley Community Environmental Justice Coalition

-- Shannon Hayes, Ph.D. Author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, TheGrassfed Gourmet, and The Farmer and the Grill; Co-owner, Sap Bush Hollow Farm, Warnerville, NY

-- Elizabeth Smith, co-founder of Caretaker Farm in Williamstown, MA, ran the NOFA-organic certifiedcommercial vegetable farm for 16 years. Converted to a CSA in 1990, Caretaker Farm provides vegetables, berries, herbs and flowers to 240 households from June â€" January and provides vegetables to
the Berkshire Food Project.

-- Lisa MacDougall, farmer/owner of Mighty Food Farm inPownal, VT, graduated from the UMass Amherst with a degree in plant, soil and insect sciences. In 2006 sheestablished Mighty Food Farm, a CSA now in its fifthgrowing season.

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