Upcoming Events at Yale Sustainable Food Project

Amy Kundrat

Mark your calendar for an impressive schedule of events hosted by Sustainable Food Project at Yale University in New Haven. Among their upcoming events is a talk with Bren Smith of Thimble Island Oyster Co. (recently featured on Lucky Peach's Tumblr), followed by Greek food writer Diane Kochilas, and a foraging tour with the Sustainable Food Project's Justin Freiberg.

The Project manages an organic farm on the campus of Yale University and runs educational programs that support exploration and academic inquiry related to food and agriculture. For more information on their mission and events, visit Yale Sustainable Food Project.

Upcoming Events  @ Yale Sustainable Food Project

Calhoun Master's Tea with Bren Smith of Thimble Island Oyster Co.
Thursday, March 28
Calhoun College Master's House, 189 Elm Street 

Bren is an commercial fisherman, environmentalist, activist and the creator of a sustainable shellfish and seaweed farm-turned-incubator for economic development, mitigating climate change and sustainable food production. Join Bren to hear how his range of experiences from working on fishing boats for McDonald's in Alaska to studying environmental law at Cornell has led him to create one of the first sustainable 3D ocean farms in the country.  Co-sponsored by Calhoun College.

Greek Gastronomy with Diane Kochilas 
Monday, April 1, 4:00 pm
Saybrook College Master's House, 242 Elm Street

Join Diane Kochilas, internationally renowned food writer and consultant, for a discussion about Greek cuisine, healthy eating and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Co-sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program.

Foraging Tour with Justin Freiberg
Monday, April 15, 2:00 pm
Yale Farm, 345 Edwards Street 

Does the thought of pine needle tea, a salad of dandelion greens, or sumac lemonade whet your appetite? If so, join the Sustainable Food Project’s Justin Freiberg on a foraging tour of New Haven to learn about a variety of delicious wild edibles growing around New Haven. Space is limited; please RSVP to kathryn.oshaughnessy@yale.edu

Yale Sustainable Food Project Mission: Every day, food offers us the opportunity to engage with the world around us. By gathering people around shared food, shared work, and shared inquiry, the Yale Sustainable Food Project fosters a culture that draws meaning and pleasure from the connections among people, land, and food.