Eastern Mennonite University’s annual Food and Farming week, which started on Oct. 3, was a look into the world of sustainability.  The week hosted opportunities for students to engage area farmers, eat locally grown foods and learn about preserving fresh foods.

Food and Farming week was sponsored by the Earthkeepers student club; their mission is to “encourage, simplify, and implement environmentally friendly practices such as recycling, composting, reducing waste, and monitoring water quality in the Harrisonburg area.”

Activities during the week included:

-Baking bread with Tara Kishbaugh, associate professor of chemistry

-A coffeehouse chat at the local Common Grounds coffeehouse with professors.  Participants learned about cross-cultural experiences and different perspectives regarding food, nature and environment.

-A local farm tour of a CSA

-A local meal with local fare from area farms and gardens.

-Canning with Sustainable Food Initiative.

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Photo from EMU.