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Adkins presents Land as Teacher, Healer, Sustainer Ethnobotanal Art Exhibit January 11, 2023

Regional artists created works inspired by student plant research.

Food Connection Feature Story Food Connection Feature Story July 1, 2021

Shore Monthly magazine featured the Campus Garden in its wellness issue.

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.

Abuzz in the Lab Abuzz in the Lab February 26, 2020

A spring Beekeeping 101 course offers a bee’s-eye view into the inextricable relationship between human health and environmental resilience.

Building the Soil Food Web Building the Soil Food Web February 24, 2020

The Food Initiative is leading the expansion of Washington College’s zero waste initiatives with the launch of a student Compost Team.

Elementary Thanksgiving Elementary Thanksgiving November 14, 2019

Food Initiative Interns 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, students in the Class of 2023 explored how an understanding of nutrition and diet can lead toward ecological harmony.

Summer with the Food Initiative Summer with the Food Initiative June 15, 2019

Summer interns are researching wild foods, mastering culinary skills, growing produce, and rethinking the food system.

Food Initiative Interns Take Top Honors Food Initiative Interns Take Top Honors May 25, 2019

Julia Portmann ’19 and Kelsey McNaul ’19 were instrumental in the launch of the Food Initiative 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 Food Initiative 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.

All Fired Up All Fired Up October 31, 2017

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.

Wildflowers and Magic Wildflowers and Magic October 1, 2017

The Campus Garden is abuzz with excitement. Students harvested honey from campus for the first time in Washington College history—and not one sting!

Watch Our Videos

Spring break camping at RAFC outpost. Wild immersion and fermentation in Permaculture Explore. Emma Cease '22 describes her summer food internship experience. Spring Break camping, cooking, and building at the Wild Foods Outpost. Permaculture Orientation with the class of 2023. Food Initiative interns led a summer workshop for local children.
Establishing the Wild Foods Outpost. Natural egg dying and bees with Food Initiative Interns. 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. Permaculture interns study artisanal baking. The first honey harvest at Washington College. Permaculture Orientation with the class of 2021. First bee inspection in the campus garden.