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The UW Department of Anthropology
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Come help us celebrate the expansion of the UW Farm and the Department of Anthropology’s research and teaching on food issues. Tour the UW Farm’s expansion at the Center for Urban Horticulture and browse posters highlighting food research by Anthropology graduate students.
The evening begins with a wine and appetizer reception, followed by a “farm-to-table” dinner featuring local, seasonal foods prepared with the help of UW Farm and Department of Anthropology volunteers. Molly Wizenberg, renowned food blogger, Bon Appetit columnist and author, will be the evening’s speaker. The night will close with a sumptuous dessert auction!
About the UW Farm
Founded in 2005 by a small number of faculty and students, the UW Farm has grown into a vibrant and active campus community. Its current expansion from its original site in the vicinity of the Botany Greenhouses will allow the student farmers to collaborate with Seattle Youth GardenWorks, sponsored by Seattle Tilth, in a collaborative farm to promote the use of farm-fresh produce on campus and develop leadership skills for UW students and local youth.
In recent years, the UW Anthropology Department has developed a new area in food studies, which includes new courses on the intersections of food, culture, health, and the environment, including a study abroad program at the UW Rome Center on the Culture and Politics of Food in Italy. This new concentration is attracting undergraduate and graduate students interested in food studies to the field of anthropology - opening career paths in food policy, public education, social entrepreneurship, and food advocacy for underserved communities.
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