One Maine college’s food project

Bates College in Lewiston, Maine has launched a blog and a project examining food and sustainability issues. The project is connected to their overall sustainability efforts, and among other things will bring Michael Pollan to Maine next month.  (I’ll be working the phones to get tickets to that!)

Part of their project is an effort to purchase more of the food served in their dining halls from local sources.  I’ll be very curious to see how their project progresses — it is a gargantuan task when you consider an organization of that size uses about 75,000 lbs. of carrots a year.  I can barely grow 1 lb. of carrots.

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3 Responses to “One Maine college’s food project”

  1. nancybond Says:

    It would seem like a huge task — but it’s a wonderful endeavour!

  2. tory Says:

    My university is just starting to do this and I was very proud to hear of it at my reunion. Maybe we all need to pressure our old schools to do at least some of their food purchasing locally.

    tory

  3. Daphne Gould Says:

    So I love your blog, so left you an award over at my blog. Hope you like it.

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