Across the street from campus at the corner of Park Street and 6th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, sits a 30–by-80-foot plot that’s been tilled and cared for. In the milder months, you’ll see it filled with crops like peppers and radishes, and you’ll see Grinnellians working there.
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.