As part of the Mellon Foundation grant addressing Food Insecurity in Bennington County, this class will engage with last year’s overview of the programs currently being offered in Bennington, the best practices in our area and afar, and new projects that have been developed moving forward. Understanding Food Insecurity in Bennington County 2 will develop and sustain current coordinated engagement structures and plan new strategies in response to the research and outreach that we have accomplished. In addition to Bennington College students, the course will be advertised and open (free of charge) to members of the larger community who wish to enroll, enriching discussions on food insecurity and promoting the practice of the socially-engaged humanities. This course includes a basic introduction to the food system. The class will also examine case studies and theory that addresses how to shift the food system to be more ecologically sound and just. Through reading, writing, and discussion, as well as engagement with the local community, students will gain an understanding of the complexity and the promise of food as a locus for human and environmental flourishing.Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
M/Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 40
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Environment , Advancement of Public Action , SCT
Tags: CAPA , environmental studies , SCT , Food Studies