C.V Starr Center staffers, along with affiliated students, fellows, and friends, boarded the Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction 1812 top-sail schooner, to celebrate the kickoff of Downrigging Weekend and the history of the Chesapeake. The Presidential Fellows joined the Chester River waters on the Kalmar Nyckel and the Center for Environment & Society on the Lady Maryland. The night ended with spectacular fireworks over the illuminated tall ships.
The second annual Locavore Lit Fest brought national and regional writers to Chestertown from March 30 through April 1 for a series of talks about seafood, foraging, fermentation and the wonders of “wild” foods. The Center for Environment & Society at Washington College sponsors the Locavore Lit Fest and supports the free exchange of ideas. Other community sponsors include Chestertown Natural Foods, the Rose O’Neill Literary House, Colchester Farm CSA, the Chestertown Spy, and the Kent County Arts Council.