What can the College and the community do to create a more robust local food system? Participants in Grinnell’s local foods movement and alumni who work in the areas of sustainability and food systems will address this question in a symposium sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies.
LaDonna Redmond, an activist who was inspired to fight for a fairer food system due to limited access to fresh, healthy and organic food in her Chicago community, will give the Scholars’ Convocation Lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center.
Sebastian Braun, director of American Indian Studies at Iowa State University and a researcher who studies the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota and its impact on native and non-native communities and the environment, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Heather Swan, an award-winning writer, poet, and beekeeper who teaches writing and environmental literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present “Honeybees: Threats and Resilience” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Room 2021 of the Noyce Science Center.
On Feb. 25 a panel will cover facts about water quality in Poweshiek County, including drinking water and waste water.