Stories about "Sustainability"
Called to the table

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:09 pm

Conversations about food remind us that a liberal education prepares the whole human being for life.

Alumnus and Bates Contemplates Food

Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:51 pm

The cover of the Fall 2008 Bates Magazine shows Nicolas Lindholm '86 displaying tomatoes grown on his family-operated organic farm, Hackmatack Farm, in Penobscot, Maine.

Cruising with the ‘Croo’

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:56 am

Run by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenleaf is among eight high-mountain huts staffed by about 50 college-age men and women, known as "croo." Last summer, five Batesies were hut croo, a number tied with Middlebury for the most in the huts.

What's the Dam Point?

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:46 am

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis' scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

The Maine Course

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:39 am

The Bates Contemplates Food initiative is a call for an informed examination of food choices. For many of us, these choices involve what foods to buy. A select few, though — such as the alumni on enumerated below — are choosing what foods to produce for the people who buy. And while every food decision is a life decision, the choices made by people whose livings depend on producing food take place on planes different from the ones we occupy.

Feeding the Bobcat

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:24 am

Sylvan Ellefson '09 and his Nordic teammates trust the Bates food chain.

Cornfield as Classroom

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

Keeping Pace with the Earth

Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:58 am

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why.

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:00 pm

The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan's droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: "The Omnivore's Solution."

Bates to screen student-made documentaries on local food production

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:00 am

Bates will screen For the Love of Small Scale and Fowl Play, documentaries made by Bates students about Maine food producers.

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