We’re committed to offering programs to empower people with skills and perspectives relating to ancestral foodways and modern culinary arts.
Explore edible trees of our region backed by ESFL student research at Adkins Arboretum.
Learn about honey bees in this beginning beekeeping course, offered each spring to students and community members.
Follow permaculture principles to develop expertise with wild plant foods, build structures from natural and salvaged materials, grow food, and create wildlife habitat.
Tour the ESFL and sample delicious foods prepared by student interns and volunteers on the first Friday of each month.
Nourish the soil food web by creating fertility from waste.
Our summer conference for high school students blends anthropology, ecology, and gastronomy, and nutrition in an intensive hands-on experience.
Discover how to identify wild edible plants through seasons with a guided foraging walk across campus.
Develop expertise in ancestral foodways and modern culinary arts. Contribute to research and projects to promote public access to nutrient dense, sustainable food.
May Day Celebration
Trace the intersection of bioregional food security and ancestral foodways in a spring feast with interdisciplinary academic connections.
Explore the ethics and philosophy that views humans as integral to a thriving natural world. Collaborate to design a space for campus food production.
Spring Break Camping
Reconnect with the land and water at the ESFL's Wild Food Outpost; camp along the wooded shore of the Chester River and help to establish our outdoor learning space.