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Eastern Shore Food Lab


We host speakers and public workshops in the ESFL, on the Washington College campus, in the field, and around the world.   

Also, be sure to check out our workshops!

First Fridays in Chestertown
2/7, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1 @ 5-7pm

* Canceled due to coronavirus guidelines *

The Eastern Shore Food Lab will be showcasing seasonal fare as part of Chestertown’s First Friday Tradition, led by Center Director Dr. Bill Schindler

236 Cannon St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 

Author Meredith Leigh

Chicken Butchery Demo and Talk

* Canceled due to coronavirus guidelines *

Reflections on farming: a thoughtful examination of poultry as part of the diet. Meredith Leigh will discuss how chickens are raised and used in our culture. She will demonstrate techniques and share ideas for incorporating wild foods into home cooking and reducing food waste.

236 Cannon St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 

Medieval May Day Celebration

* Canceled due to coronavirus guidelines *

Students in the ESFL and Permaculture Internships join forces with the Beekeeping Course and Dr. Courtney Rydel’s medieval literature students to prepare a spring luncheon at the campus garden inspired by historic literature with an eye toward  bioregional food security. Free and open to the public.     

Washington College Permaculture Garden
Located behind 508 Campus Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620 

Food Lab Forest Walks
7/26, 9/20 

Shane Brill and the ESFL’s ethnobotanical research team leads seasonal guided tree walks at Adkins Arboretum exploring historical foodways and future food resources, including fruits, nuts, leaves, sap, and roots. Time and registration details forthcoming.