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ThinkFood 2022

October 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Corn and pumpkins grow together at Hancock Shaker Village.
Photo by Susan Geller

Bard College at Simon’s Rock will hold their ninth annual ThinkFOOD conference, with the theme of Regenerative. Workshops and panels will help the community connect with food and agriculture in new, inclusive ways and change perspectives on food and farming.

resiliency from those who work the land. We’ll offer interactive sessions with practical takeaways and new ideas from experts in and around the Berkshires and beyond. Karen Washington of Rise & Root Farm and Black Urban Gardeners will give the keynote address in the afternoon, and workshops include …

9:30 a.m. — Melissa Ferretti, Herring Pond Wampanaog Tribe of Cape Cod will open the morning

Integrated Pest Management and Fruit Orchards — Jaime Piñero, UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture

10:20 a.m. Empowering Young People and Building Community — Sarah Monteiro and Will Conklin, Greenagers/April Hill in Great Barrington, and Lauren Piotrowski, Program Manager, Roots Rising, Pittsfield

11:25 a.m. — Farms for All with Amanda Reynolds, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator with Food Bank Farm in Hadley, Anita Adalja with Not Our Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Gaby Pereyra with Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust

1:30 p.m. — Climate Change and the Berkshire Foodshed: Ben Crockett, Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, Great Barrington

Farms as Community Sanctuaries with DeeArah Wright, co-Founder and worker-owner of Mumbet’s Freedom Farm, Sheffield on “Seeding BIPOC Sanctuary” and D Rooney, farmer and owner of Rock Steady Farm in Millerton, N.Y., on “How to Be Regenerative and in Relationship with Oneself.”

The conference will take place both in person, in the Fisher Science Center, and online. The ThinkFOOD conference is hosted by the Center for Food Studies. For more information, you can write to Maryann Tebben at mtebben@simons-rock.edu.

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Date:
October 15
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA
413-644-4400

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