Thanks, Ashland Co-op
Each year, graduate students in SOU’s environmental education program design and implement Fall in the Field, a place-based environmental education program. This year, with the support of the Ashland Food Co-op, we offered “Food for Thought,” a hands-on lesson where students learned about food miles and the environmental impacts of consumer choices. Students assisted in the preparation of locally sourced ingredients before sharing in a delicious taco dinner. Our goal was to promote sustainable behaviors and provoke thoughtful reflection about the impact of food choices.
We wish to thank the Ashland Food Co-op for sponsoring this program with their Community Grant Award. Thanks to their generosity, Food for Thought was shared with 286 program participants, free of charge. We are also grateful to our donors, Rogue Creamery and Salsa Hecho in Pacific Northwest, and our vendors, Dunbar Farms, Taco Now and The Farm at SOU.
2017-2018 SOU environmental education graduate students