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OHIO to Begin Purchasing from Chesterhill Produce Auction, OHIO Student Farm

OHIO to Begin Purchasing from Chesterhill Produce Auction, OHIO Student Farm

Are you interested in purchasing and eating fresh, sustainable, and Appalachian Ohio-grown produce on Ohio University’s campus? Do you want to engage in a food system that supports neighboring communities and keeps food dollars in our region? Food Studies is thrilled to announce that Ohio University’s Culinary Services will officially […]

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Food Studies Intern Assists Local Food Producers in Growing Capacity

Margaret Gatonye conducted several farm visits together with the Rural Action team to understand and learn from the Amish growers.

Margaret Gatonye, an African Studies master’s student from Kenya, has been working this semester as a Food Studies theme graduate intern with with Rural Action, a non-profit organization that aims at working together with local communities to revitalize Appalachian Ohio. With Dr. Theresa Moran, Food Studies Director, Gatonye is working […]

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April 9, 2019 at 4:05 pmNews

Moran, Kostansek Present at Farm to Institution New England Summit

the 2019 Farm to Institution New England Summit at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Theresa Moran, Food Studies Director, and Joy Kostansek, Food Studies Graduate Assistant, participated in the 2019 Farm to Institution New England Summit at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from April 2 to 5. Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is a network of nonprofit, public, and private entities across […]

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April 8, 2019 at 1:51 pmNews

Students, Faculty, and Community Members Discuss Food and Agriculture in Region

Dane Salabek, one of the panelist, smiles during the conversation.  Photo by Nick Oatley

The Food Studies theme teamed up with Food Matters Club and Community Food Initiatives to host a panel, Eating for Change, on Dec. 4. Panelists included Joy Kostansek, the Food Studies graduate assistant; Dane Salabak, a professor in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness and manager of the […]

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December 6, 2018 at 10:30 amNews

Eating For Change: Food Matters Club Hosting Panel on Campus, Dec. 4

Eating For Change: Food Matters Club Hosting Panel on Campus, Dec. 4

Food Matters Club, in collaboration with the Food Studies theme and local organization, Community Food Initiatives, is hosting a panel discussion Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Alden 319. Panelists will discuss how food can create a positive change in the region and why supporting regional farmers and food producers […]

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December 1, 2018 at 11:15 pmEvents

Dean Frank Brought Innovation, Passion for Liberal Arts

Dean Robert Frank of the College of Arts & Sciences

Arriving at the College of Arts & Sciences in 2012, Dean Bob Frank found transformative power in one word: Yes. “Departments and faculty had been hunkering down through the recession, and I tried to open a space for innovation and experimentation,” he said. “People expected a response of ‘no’ to […]

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April 30, 2018 at 9:03 amNews

Family Friendly Birds in the Hills Festival, May 5-7

Prairie Warbler

Rural Action is partnering with Camp Oty’Okwa and the Athens Area Birders to host the second annual Birds in the Hills Festival in Southeast Ohio, May 5-7 at United Plant Savers in Meigs County. This outdoor festival will bring a diverse audience together to celebrate southeast Ohio’s biodiversity. The festival […]

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May 1, 2017 at 11:00 pmEvents