2012 Fall Semester Events at Goucher
Friday, August 24
Stimson Dining Hall, 5 p.m.
The Goucher Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council (GESAC) is hosting a dinner that showcases local, sustainable food during Fall Orientation for first-year students.
Fish to Fork Eat Local Challenge
Tuesday, September 25
Dining halls, lunchtime
Bon Appétit, Goucher's food services provider, is featuring meals prepared almost entirely from ingredients within a 150-mile radius of campus, focusing on sustainably harvested fish and seafood.
Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29
Various locations and times
Will Hooker, professor of horticulture science at North Carolina State University, will facilitate a workshop on permaculture design solely for members of the Goucher community. Permaculture draws from ecological design and engineering to minimize waste, human labor, and energy expenditures by building systems with maximal benefits and sustainability. Contact Germán Mora at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dark Chocolate Tasting and Presentation
Thursday, October 4
Pinkard Room, The Athenaeum, 7:30 p.m.
Chocolatier and co-founder of Kallari Chocolates, Judy Logback, will describe techniques that influence dark chocolate flavor and lead a tasting. She will also speak about the company's work helping cacao-growing rainforest communities preserve their cultural traditions.
Visiting Mellon Scholar: Dr. Eugenie Birch
Tuesday, October 16
Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House, 5 p.m.
Dr. Eugenie Birch, the Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk titled "The Century of the City: Issues in Urban Sustainability." This talk is free and open to the public and does not require tickets.
Symphony of the Soil
Wednesday, October 17
Kelley Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Documentary director and producer Deborah Koons Garcia presents Symphony of the Soil, a film that examines humans' relationship with soil, its use and misuse, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in today's most challenging environmental issues. A talk and reception will follow the screening.
Saturday, October 20
Residential Quad, 1 to 5 p.m. The festival will have music, pumpkin decorating, caramel apples, scarecrows, and other fall activities. There will be some vendors from local farmers markets joining, and lots of delicious apple cider.
Sustainable Beer and Wine Night
Saturday, October 20
Pearlstone Patio, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Goucher faculty, staff, and students (21 and older) are invited to enjoy locally produced wine, beer, and hard cider from the Greater Baltimore region. There will also be some snacks from Woodberry Kitchen and Mom's Organic Market, music, and a game of trivia.
Campus Sustainability Day
Tuesday, October 23
Van Meter Highway, Noon to 3 p.m., and Ag Co-op Garden, 3 to 5 p.m.
Join GESAC on Van Meter Highway for sustainability information and giveaways, then there is a campus work project later in the Ag Co-op Garden.
Food Preservation Workshop
Friday, October 26
T2 kitchen area, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Join other students to learn all about canning and other food preservation techniques.
Saturday, October 27
In front of the SRC, 10 a.m.
Participants will meet for bagels and coffee before heading into Goucher's woods to clean up a stream that runs through campus. (Wearing comfortable clothes, gloves, and waterproof boots is strongly recommended.)
Visiting Mellon Scholar: Dr. Eileen McGurty
Monday, October 29
Van Meter Room B10, 7 p.m.
Dr. Eileen McGurty, program director of the Environmental Sciences and Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins University, will give a talk titled "Creating Sustainable Communities and Environmental Justice." This talk is free and open to the public and does not require tickets.