News and Highlights
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Podcasts with Dr. Bill Schindler
Listen to Dr. Schindler describe our approach to use food to reconnect with what it
means to be human.
Video: How To Turn Garden...
June 29, 2020
Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to forage for nourishing wild food for Wired.
Virtual Composting Workshop
May 15, 2020
Join our collaboration with the Eastern Shore Permaculture Institute for this essential
skill in a zero waste lifestyle.
Virtual Foraging Walk
May 06, 2020
Backyard wild edibles of spring: a facebook live event to connect food and place.
Video: How to Start a Fire...
February 27, 2020
Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to start a fire with your bare hands in the wilderness
Abuzz in the Lab
February 26, 2020
A spring Beekeeping 101 course in the Eastern Shore Food Lab offers a bee’s-eye view
into the inextricable relationship between human health and environmental resilience.
On the World Stage
February 25, 2020
Dr. Bill Schindler reports on his experience addressing an international consortium
of food experts at FRUTO in São Paulo.
Building the Soil Food Web
February 24, 2020
The Eastern Shore Food Lab is leading the expansion of Washington College’s zero waste
initiatives with the launch of a student Compost Team.
Back to the Food Lab
December 02, 2019
Dr. Schindler’s Food, People, and the Planet course recreated 1950s diner fare inspired
by the film Back to the Future with a nutrient-dense and bioavailable twist.
November 14, 2019
The Eastern Shore Food Lab helped students from Garnet Elementary School prepare jars
of fermented food for families in need.
First-Year Food Lessons
August 21, 2019
During Permaculture Orientation with the ESFL, students in the Class of 2023 explored
how an understanding of nutrition and diet can lead toward ecological harmony.
Summer in the Food Lab
June 15, 2019
In the inaugural summer of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, student interns are researching
wild foods, mastering culinary skills, growing produce, and rethinking the food system.
June 14, 2019
Dr. Schindler and ESFL Intern Nicole Hatfield ’21 appeared on the State Circle broadcast
segment produced by Maryland Public Television.
Dr. Schindler Interviewed on CNN Newsroom
June 06, 2019
CNN Newsroom consulted Dr. Schindler for insight into a story of human survival.
Hungry to Learn: Bill Schindler and the Eastern Shore Food Lab
June 01, 2019
Edible Delmarva’s feature story on the Eastern Shore Food Lab does a terrific job making the link
between the lab’s academic and community missions, highlighting WC students and the
work of lab Director Bill Schindler.
ESFL Interns Take Top Honors
May 25, 2019
Julia Portmann ’19 and Kelsey McNaul ’19 were instrumental in the launch of the Eastern
Shore Food Lab this past year, and their efforts were recognized at Commencement as
they garnered two of the most prestigious awards for graduating seniors.
Wild Foods Outpost
March 19, 2019
The Eastern Shore Food Lab is establishing an outdoor learning space at the River
and Field Campus for the study and production of wild foods, primitive technology,
and ecological landscape design.
Earth Optimism Teen Summit
March 16, 2019
An ESFL contingent participated in the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Teen Summit to
join leaders in the conversation about food sustainability.