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Podcasts Podcasts with Dr. Bill Schindler Summer 2020

Listen to Dr. Schindler describe our approach to use food to reconnect with what it means to be human.

Video: How To Turn Garden... Video: How To Turn Garden... June 29, 2020

Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to forage for nourishing wild food for Wired.

Virtual Composting Workshop 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 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... 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 for Wired.

Abuzz in the Lab 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 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 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 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.

Elementary Thanksgiving Elementary Thanksgiving 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 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 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.

MPT Interview MPT Interview 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Watch Our Videos

Dr. Bill Schindler describes the scope of our work. How to make nourishing bone broth at home. Spring Break camping, cooking, and building at our outpost. Chicken scratch workshop. Nutrient-dense diner fare inspired by a classic film. Permaculture Orientation with the class of 2023. ESFL Interns led a summer workshop for local children. Fermentation Nation 2019 summer conference. Establishing the ESFL's wild foods outpost. First Friday taco night. Dairy fermentation workshop. Natural egg dying and bees with ESFL Interns. Bread making workshop. Students purified seawater to crystalize salt on string. Permaculture Orientation with the class of 2022. Medieval May Day Celebration with the Chaucer course. Permaculture interns make apple cider and sunchoke pie. Dr. Schindler's food research in Ireland. Permaculture interns study artisanal baking. The first honey harvest at Washington College. Permaculture Orientation with the class of 2021. Experimental archaeology in Cromwell Hall. First bee inspection in the campus garden.