From Mariel Hohmann ’18 and Lil Saul ’19 comes this invitation to get down and dirty… for credit!
Farm forum is a discussion based class focusing on different methods of farming throughout the world, including here at Wesleyan. Every week, for one class we will read perspectives on farming, and for another class session we will work at Long Lane Farm, the student farm here on campus.
There will be snacks and laughter :)
Date: Thursday, September 8
Place: Boger 110
From Hilary Brumberg ’17:
Farm Forum aims to connect the Wesleyan community with the food we eat through education about sustainable agriculture.
Participants will learn growing practices through hands-on work on Long Lane Organic Farm, as well as gain a firm practical and theoretical grounding for further work in or involving agriculture. Topics in this semester’s forum include farm organization, the anatomy of plants, local Connecticut climate and geography, biodynamics, economic and social roles of farms on college campuses, food policy and justice, poultry husbandry, and permaculture. Look forward to getting dirty, fresh air, interesting discussions, wholesome food, and field trips!
If you are interested in taking Farm Forum this semester, or you just want to know more about this student forum, come to info session, where we will discuss the goals and logistics of the forum. Come with questions, snacks will be provided!
If you can’t make it to the info session but would still like to learn more about the forum please email us at hbrumberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and bwdaley[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
The student forum is a full credit, and will meet for 3 hours a week at a time TBD.
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: UOC (190 High Street)
An invitation from an amazing farm educator, chicken tender, and (former?) Orientation Intern, Irma Mazariego ’16:
If you are interested in taking the farm forum this semester, come to the interest meeting on September 9 at 7pm in the University Organizing Center (190 High St, “UOC”)!!
We will be talking about what the farm forum is, what we will be doing this semester, and giving information on how to take the forum!
Snacks will be provided. I repeat. Snacks will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: University Organizing Center, 190 High St.
An invitation from the incredible Eva Steinberg ’17:
Want to learn about farming in all its cultural, societal, and practical glory? Have you always wanted to explore the one and only Long Lane Farm but just can’t figure out when to get there? Curious as to why there are so many people in overalls with dirt on their clothes?
Then come to farum‘s informational meeting this Tuesday! We will be talking about what’s going down this semester, and how you can be a part of it!
Hope to see you there!
Date: Tuesday, January 27th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
From Ross Levin ’15 and Holt Akers-Campbell ’16:
Please join us this Tuesday at 7 PM in the UOC (190 High St) for an interest meeting on this semester’s farm forum. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge, actually do some farming, and have fun, this will be a great place to be. You’ll be learning from your peers and can even get academic credit in the process. Especially if you have always wanted to be more involved at Long Lane, this is a great way to start.
We meet twice each week, once inside for discussion and once outside to work at the farm. The technical basis of the course is an introduction to small-scale sustainable vegetable production, but also includes fruit, grain, livestock, and exciting new directions in farming such as no-till, permaculture, and biodynamics.
From Cat Walsh ’16:
Hey! Want to know the dirt on dirt? Come learn about soil, plants, and much, much more in this semester’s student forum on the farm, Theory and Practice of Small Scale Organic Agriculture.
The farm forum aims to be an experiment in experiential learning alongside more common academic methods such as critical reading and discussion. No experience necessary — if you can’t tell the difference between a tomato and a tomatillo, we’d love to have you.
Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 3rd at 7 PM in the UOC (which is between Eclectic and Beta). We will schedule farm work periods and hand out enrollment forms and information.
Date: Tuesday, Sept 3
Time: 7-8:16 p.m.
Place: The UOC (Between Eclectic and Beta)