Building a program to create plant-based teaching and learning opportunities has its discouraging moments, such as when we struggle to recruit folks to water garden beds day after day after day. It’s really encouraging, however, to come across others who are thinking along similar lines.
A great example is at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, which according to a New York Times account, is launching an interdisciplinary food studies program Much more than cooking and nutrition, food is the organizing thee for classes in subjects as diverse as English, biology and public policy.
It’s hard to imagine a single topic will more important real-world connections than food. And maybe we are preparing students for higher education more directly than we even realized.