Skip to content Skip to site navigation

Comments

Food Studies: Talking about race in school gardens

Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. A sign at the Edible Schoolyard"This is some slavery shit." It was a sunny August morning, and we were hoeing, loosening up the dirt in an empty bed so that we could plant lettuce seedlings. I was volunteering in a summer school garden class at a high school in St. Paul, and we were nearing the end of the session. I was helping one student wrestle with some weeds, when …

Read more: Food, School Lunches

Comments

Food Studies: Who's doing the judging in the food justice movement?

Food Studies features the voices of 11 volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. A new Food Justice label launched by the Agricultural Justice Project this summer seeks to offer consumers a guarantee of "fair pricing for the farmer and just working conditions for farm and food business workers." When I first started working with school gardens, I was using the term "food justice" a lot. And I thought I knew what it meant. And I did know what it meant -- to …

Read more: Uncategorized

Comments

Food Studies: The pen is as mighty as the plow

Food Studies features the voices of 11 volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. When I moved to Minneapolis from Brooklyn in August, 2009, I didn’t know what to expect. I’d always lived on one of the coasts -- I was born and raised in Berkeley, California, followed by seven years on the East Coast for college and work. The Midwest was a relatively foreign concept for me, and as I drove my packed car toward Minnesota, I mostly imagined seas of corn …

Read more: Food