real food

Leah Penniman, local farmer-activist visits campus

Farmer-activist Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm visited campus on November 4th for a full day of activities, including a workshop, dinner, and public lecture as part of the end of “Food Justice Week and Beyond.” Penniman is the co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, a Black, Indigenous and… Continue reading »

Zilkha Summer Internviews!

Each summer, the Zilkha Center hires about 8 or so interns in the following fields; Communications, Gardening & Outreach, Artist-in-Residence, Farmington Solar Facility, Sustainability Consultant/Green Offices, Sustainable Food, Sustainable Transportation, Sustainability in Strategic Planning, Or, Submit Your Own Idea!… Continue reading »

Williams College’s New Community Garden!

The college is finally going to put a community garden on campus! Staff, faculty, community members, and students alike have desired a shared space to plant to their heart’s content. At the beginning of last year, a google form was sent out to the public through Daily… Continue reading »

Real Food at Reunion!

Be sure to swing by Chapin Lawn in front of Paresky at noon on Saturday to enjoy the All Campus Reunion Lunch. While there, nosh away on all sorts of local and sustainable dishes, including:   Nitty Gritty (Kaiser Rolls & Cookies) Hosta Hill Crimson Kraut… Continue reading »

UMass Amherst Permaculture Conference 2013

by Lucy Bergwall ’15, Sara Clark ’15, Robin Gimm ’14, and Josh Morrison ’16 On a Tuesday in late June, Zilkha Center interns Lucy Bergwall ’15, Sara Clark ’15, Robin Gimm ’14, and Josh Morrison ’16 along with Brent Wasser, manager of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program, piled into… Continue reading »

Biology 422: A Trip to the Field

Topher Sabot '99 surveys the pastures with students.

400 pounds of seed potatoes waited for students in Professor Henry Art’s Sustainable Agriculture course when they arrived at Caretaker Farm on a warm and sunny April morning. Farmer Don Zasada demonstrated with a small hand tool how to put the cut tubers neatly to bed in… Continue reading »

150-Mile Meals Earn Rave Reviews

A final No Impact Week celebration featured a wholesome student-cooked meal of hearty lentil vegetable soup, spinach salad with roasted vegetables and avocado dressing, onion and cheese cornbread, and Swedish apple cake.

by Celeste Berg ’13 Click the food sourcing map to download a full-sized PDF. On Monday, April 22, Williams College embarked on No Impact Week, a one-week carbon cleanse that gives experimenters the chance to see what a difference “no impact” living can have on quality… Continue reading »

150-Mile Meals on April 22

It won’t be business as usual in the Williams College dining halls on April 22nd this year. In support of No Impact Week, an initiative led by Lexie Carr ’13 and Thursday Night Grassroots, a special breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu will… Continue reading »

Real Food Challenge

October 3, 2012: Real Food Update with Anim Steel ’94 October 3rd, at 7:30 p.m., in Paresky Theater On October 3. 2012, students in Real Food Williams will present on their work to implement the Real Food Calculator at Williams. A panel discussion will follow, featuring Jacob Addelson ’14, Bob… Continue reading »