Interns in the Eastern Shore Food Lab develop initiatives to support our mission and strategic plan, helping people to reconnect with what it means to be human.
Reveal the simplicity of home and community gardening using the Campus Garden as a model to demonstrate the extent to which these practices can be taken.
Demonstrate how communities can provide economical, convenient options for nutritious food through the creation of a community garden and associated educational programs.
Promote a paradigm of seasonal food production and consumption encapsulated in a food mandala, an educational tool that can inspire a cultural shift toward nutrient dense and healthy food.
Promote Farmers’ Market voucher programs and increase transit equality on the Eastern Shore.
Provide systematic support for healthy eating and sustainable food acquisition to enhance community health.
Open the eyes of our community to possibilities that lie just beyond our doorstep and communicate facts and skills to restore our relationship with the earth.
Establish a functioning homestead to create context for what it takes to support each human through hands-on learning, teaching, connection, and research.
A small, student-tended garden will be planted in a public space or learning environment with interactive lessons presented on gardening, sustainability, and healthy eating.
Produce a guidebook of local Eastern Shore forage-foods, featuring proper harvest technique, prepping, and recipe ideas.