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Locavore Lit Fest

Each year, the Locavore Lit Fest celebrates Washington College’s commitment to environmental sustainability by bringing food local authors to campus.

Videos and Photos

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    On October 24, 2013, Washington College took part in it’s first Food Day! Food Day is a nationwide celebration of local and sustainable food, with a mission to get more healthy food in schools and on campuses across the country.
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    This year’s Locavore Lit Fest kicked off at Evergrain bakery with a cheese making demonstration as well as a talk by Jim Weaver, author of Locavore Adventures. There was also a selection of wines and cheeses produced and provided by local farms such as Crow Farm and Cassinelli Winery.
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    CHESTERTOWN, MD—The third annual Locavore Lit Fest will bring national and regional writers to Chestertown from March 21st through 24th for a series of talks on how local foods can be the catalyst for healing our environment, healing our health, and building community.
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    The Student Environmental Alliance at Washington College established a garden to promote campus sustainability and experiential learning.
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    Inspired by Permaculture
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    It’s easy to fall in love with Chestertown, a colonial port town with a deep historic heritage, riverfront vistas, and a variety of local restaurants, merchants, and traditions.
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    As part of the second annual Locavore Lit Fest at Washington College, Rewild Portland Executive Director Peter Bauer (Urban Scout) demonstrates how to use makeshift materials to create a bow drill for starting a fire.
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    The Locavore Literary Festival opened with special guest speaker Lierre Keith, who explained the moral, political, and nutritional issues that surround our food choices.