Yale Sustainable Food Program

Apr
19
4:30 PM16:30

knead 2 know: A Critical Analysis of the European Agritourism Model

knead 2 know is the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s weekly Friday presentation series, where a student or friend of the YSFP shares their food systems research or work. In the spring, we meet over Yale Farm pizza, live music, and vibrant conversations at our Lazarus Pavilion. On April 19, we'll be hearing from Marissa Medici ‘19 about the topic above.

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Apr
26
4:30 PM16:30

knead 2 know: Diversionary Tactics: Corporate Power and the Politics of Food Waste

knead 2 know is the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s weekly Friday presentation series, where a student or friend of the YSFP shares their food systems research or work. In the spring, we meet over Yale Farm pizza, live music, and vibrant conversations at our Lazarus Pavilion. On April 26, we'll be hearing from Austin Bryniarski MESc' 19 on the topic above.

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Apr
12
4:30 PM16:30

knead 2 know: From Pasture to Petri Dish

knead 2 know is the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s weekly Friday presentation series, where a student or friend of the YSFP shares their food systems research or work. In the spring, we meet over Yale Farm pizza, live music, and vibrant conversations at our Lazarus Pavilion. On April 12, we'll be hearing from Lauren Kohler ’19 about her critical investigation into the cell-based meat industry.

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Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

MapleFest at the Yale Landscape Lab

MapleFest is an annual festival brings together the greater New Haven community to gather at the Yale Landscape Lab barn around one of New England’s great treats. Having tapped the maple trees across campus and boiled the sap down into syrup, the YLL team structures this event to be a sweet gateway into appreciating both the products of the landscape as well as the learning experiences they allow for. Complementary workshops and talks related to maple and ranging from plant physiology to climate change to cultural history help fill out the day. 

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Apr
8
5:00 PM17:00

Melon Forum: Senior Essays in Food Systems

The Melon Forum provides a space for graduating seniors to share their culminating academic work in food systems study. The event borrows its name from the beloved Mellon Fora, which bring together seniors in their residential colleges to present their theses. Convening students from a range of disciplines and departments, the Melon Forum celebrates food systems scholarship at Yale College. Food and refreshments will be served. Here are more event details. 

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Apr
5
4:30 PM16:30

knead 2 know: Building Coalitions in the Global Food Sovereignty Movement

knead 2 know is the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s weekly Friday presentation series, where a student or friend of the YSFP shares their food systems research or work. In the spring, we meet over Yale Farm pizza, live music, and vibrant conversations at our Lazarus Pavilion. On April 5, we'll be hearing from Mary Claire Whelan ‘19 on the topic above.

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Chewing the Fat: ULAM Screening & Conversation with Alexandra Cuerdo

  • Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ULAM: Main Dish is the first food documentary following the rise of the Filipino food movement via chefs crossing over to the center of the American table. Described by the late food critic Jonathan Gold as “a love letter to Filipino food in America,” ULAM celebrates the power of food movements and their inextricable ties with culture and identity. 

Join us at the Whitney Humanities Center for a screening of this film, followed by a moderated conversation between ULAM director Alexandra Cuerdo and Timothy Dwight Head of College Mary Lui. Here are more event details. 

This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Program, Timothy Dwight College, the Whitney Humanities Center, KASAMA, the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale, and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration.

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Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Agrivoltaics: Harvesting Multiple Benefits from Solar Sites

Agrivoltaics is the co-location of solar and agriculture in a synergistic system to produce both energy and food. This is an emerging opportunity that can maximize land use benefits of solar energy development.

Through this panel discussion and happy hour, this evening program will explore how these projects are unfolding across the country, who’s driving them, as well as what the co-benefits look—and taste—like. We are pleased to host Clif Bar, Alchemist Brewing, 56 Brewing, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Engie, and Fresh Energy for an informative and engaging dialog and social hour.

One of New England’s most renowned breweries will be serving beer brewed with honey sourced from a pollinator-friendly solar project. There will also be honey to sample on its own as well as appetizers from a local caterer. Register here.

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Mar
29
4:30 PM16:30

knead 2 know: Women in Farming and the Future of Land Tenure in Connecticut

knead 2 know is the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s weekly Friday presentation series, where a student or friend of the YSFP shares their food systems research or work. In the spring, we meet over Yale Farm pizza, live music, and vibrant conversations at our Lazarus Pavilion. On March 29, we'll be hearing from Addee Kim '21 about her film that features women who own and operate farms in Connecticut.

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Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

Agrarian Studies Colloquium: Others Without History: Organisms as Agility-Shifting Actors in the Trajectory of Capital

The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

This week, Anna Tsing, a professor of anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz, will be presenting on the topic above. 

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Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

PB& Food Innovation Leadership with Seth Goldman

Please join the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and the Plant-Based & Initiative for a conversation with entrepreneur Seth Goldman on his work in the plant-based food space. We will be discussing his role as a leader in the food industry, and the transition towards plant-based food products like plant-based meat at Beyond Meat and one of the fastest growing milk alternatives at Ripple Foods. Click here for more information.

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Mar
26
11:45 AM11:45

Pathways in Business and the Environment: Apeel Sciences

Please join the Yale Center for Business and the Environment for a conversation with Jessica Perkins, Director of Sustainability at Apeel Sciences. Jessica will talk about her role at Apeel, her career journey and advice for students as they consider a career in business and the environment. Jessica will be calling in remotely, but all are welcome to come together as a group and enjoy a plant-based lunch. Here are more details.

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Mar
3
to Mar 30

YSFP Art Gallery

Come view the Yale Sustainable Food Program's first art exhibition in Jonathan Edwards College. The gallery hopes to showcase the YSFP's various programs and our vibrant community that spans across Yale and New Haven. While you explore photos and art in the gallery, you will learn more about life at the Yale Farm, in addition to our various events. May you be inspired to join our Open Workdays, Chewing the Fat speaker events, and pizza Fridays this spring! 

The gallery will be available from March 3 to March 30. Photos for the gallery were taken and arranged by YSFP creative visual leads, with support from Program staff. Check out more details here.

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Feb
6
11:00 AM11:00

Ethics, Innovation, and the Future of Food: A Conversation with Max Elder

  • William L. Harkness Hall Room 208 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we host Max Elder, Research Director at the Institute for the Future, who will discuss futures thinking and how a broad range of domains—synthetic biology, engaged eaters, and new communication technologies—may affect how we understand our role in changing food systems.

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Farming While Black: A Book Conversation with Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm

  • Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices––from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and community supported agriculture (CSA)––have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to a decline from 14 percent of all growers in 1920 to less than 2 percent today, with a corresponding loss of over 14 million acres of land. Further, black communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food and healthy natural ecosystems.

Soul Fire Farm, cofounded by author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman, is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Extending this work is Leah’s recent and already widely acclaimed book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. Join us as we host Leah for a book conversation, and to discuss how you can help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all.

This event is free and open to the public, and is a kick-off event for Afro-American Cultural Center’s Black History Month programming. It is co-sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, Endeavors, Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.

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Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

MLK Day Pierson College Tea with Savi Horne, Land Loss Prevention Project

What connects agriculture, land, and equity? In what ways can racial justice inform the future of land tenure in the American South, and beyond?

Join us for a Pierson College Tea on Martin Luther King Jr. day as we invite Savi Horne, Executive Director of the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP), to share her insights on agricultural justice law. Director Horne will speak about her decades of experience in coalition-building and connecting socially disadvantaged farmers with the resources and recourse they need.

This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Pierson College and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration.

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