Chatham Richland campus to offer college credit program: 'Food, Farm and Field'
Chatham University wants to nourish young people's interest in food.
That's a goal of “Food, Farm and Field,” a two-week, college-level program set for July 7 through 20 on Chatham's Eden Hall campus in Richland.
High school juniors and seniors can sign up for the course. Tuition is $3,000 — or $2,250 for those who register by Friday — which covers chef-prepared meals, housing, instruction and three college credits.
Chatham scheduled the course as way of “reaching out to high school students to get them thinking about the food system and food issues,” said Kelsey Sheridan, coordinator of “Food, Farm and Field.”
Up to 20 students can enroll. Participants will stay in the rambling lodge on the Eden Hall campus.
“We've had people calling from as far as Florida. They're coming from all over the place,” Sheridan said.
Students will explore topics ranging from composting and soil analysis to vegetable canning and honey production, plus, the challenges of feeding people around the world.
“We will cover most aspects of how food comes to us from seed to plate,” said Beth Taylor, chief instructor for “Food, Farm and Field” and a Chatham University graduate student pursuing a master's degree in food studies.
“We will look at agriculture that incorporates sustainable practices,” Taylor said.
The garden's crops include garlic, carrots, beans, squash, oregano, tomatoes, kale and endive.
“The students will also explore food distribution ... and our local food system,” Taylor said. “Field trips include visits to farmer's markets, tours of local organic or sustainable farms, and interaction with local teens involved in the food world.”
Students also will make artful use of beeswax, and keep journals.
“Every day will be different,” said course coordinator Sheridan. “The program is incredibly interdisciplinary.”
High school students who enroll in the course can expect to participate in classes, outings and discussions from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
For more information on “Food, Farm and Field” call 412-365-2705, or visit the online site: www.chatham.edu/sse/programs/hsfff.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Shaler Area preliminary budget shows $1.7M shortfall
- Shaler Area incumbent out following primary voting
- Hampton High dance event doubles fundraising goal
- Photo Gallery: Testing airplanes at North Hills High School
- Photo Gallery: North Hills High School senior prom
- Retailer, Ross Park Mall owner form partnership
- Ross housing proposal denied
- Pleasant Hills library to put new voices on old-time radio shows
- Northway developer seeks variance requests without knowing tenants, buildings
- Cyber campaign nets protective vest for Northern Regional Police dog
- Shaler Area Elementary students transform classroom into inflatable lunar colony