October 25, 2017 at 11:26 am

Food Matters Visits Chatham University Food Master’s Program

Food Matters club members on trip to Chatham University

Food Matters club members on trip to Chatham University

A group of 10 member of the Ohio University Food Matters club visited Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus on Oct. 14.

Eden Hall is a 388-acre campus in Richland, Pa., known as “an international showcase of possibilities and a laboratory where faculty and students collaborate to develop the next-generation tools and processes that will provide social, economic, and environmental benefits to our communities and to our world,” according to its website.

Chatham University's Eden Hall Farm, a white barn

Students engaged with faculty and staff of the Food Studies and Sustainability master’s programs throughout the morning, learning more about the educational opportunities Chatham can provide.

Following the graduate admissions programs, Food Matters students participated in the Food and Climate Change conference on campus. The keynote speakers included Julie Guthman, author of Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, and Francis Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet.

The day also featured several speaker panels and a hyper-locally sourced lunch.

Students listen to a talk at Eden Hall Farm

Students learned about the ever-important relationship between the food system and climate change and ways that the young generations can bring a positive change to the system. Food Matters hopes to return to Chatham in the spring to continue the great relationship between the two Food Studies programs.

The Food Matters student organization is part of the Food Studies theme at Ohio University.



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