Eastern Shore Food Lab

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  • What does a resilient local food system taste like? Permaculture interns and Chaucer students sought to find out.
  • A new permaculture internship is helping students understand this multidisciplinary approach to ecological design, deepen their relationship with the natural world, and learn how they can cultivate harmony for people and wildlife.
  • The Eastern Shore Food Lab gets a running start by building on research with top experts around the world.
  • From starting sourdough cultures in their dorm rooms to baking pizza in the Campus Garden’s earth oven, Washington College’s student gardeners are learning how permaculture helps grow a resilient society.
  • The Campus Garden is abuzz with excitement. Students harvested honey from campus for the first time in Washington College history—and not one sting!
  • Students foraged for meals and fermented foods as part of the permaculture pre-orientation trip, which focused on how to build ecological resilience within the modern human landscape.

  • Washington College students thrive in specialized classrooms and outdoor spaces that facilitate hands-on learning.
  • Students established an apiary on campus to support local food production.
  • Freshmen gain a global perspective of traditional foodways.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to prepare kimchi as part of a traditional meal in his “Food, People, & the Planet” class.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to make mustard as part of a traditional meal in his “Food, People, & the Planet” class.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to prepare head cheese as part of a traditional meal in his “Food, People, & the Planet” class.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrated how to siphon home-brewed beer from carboys, add sugar to produce carbonation, and bottle the beverages in preparation for a multi-course meal in his “Food, People, & The Planet” class.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler teamed up with Kevin McKinney, Chef/Owner of Brooks Tavern in Chestertown, to demonstrate how to butcher a pig in preparation for a multi-course meal in his “Food, People, & The Planet” class
  • Dr. Bill Schindler introduces students to beer making, preparation of a traditional beverage as part of a multi-course meal in his “Food, People, & The Planet” class.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler introduces students to Camembert cheese making, the first dish prepared as part of a multi-course meal in his “Food, People, & The Planet” class at Washington College.
  • Faculty and students describe the link between food and sustainability at Washington College.