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Mount Holyoke College Crops for a Closer Community hopes to develop and support a sustainable food system at MHC by starting a farm on campus.
-To understand and cultivate the ecological, economic, social, and spiritual components of a sustainable food network
-Promote understanding by Mount Holyoke students, faculty, and staff of the sources of their food
-Increase the purchase of locally grown and/or organic foods for all of Mount Holyoke College’s dining facilities
-Encourage campus use of future College Farm and Garden products and the eventual use of college farm produce in dining facilities
-Integrate principles of sustainable living (as it pertains to local agriculture) into curriculum development.
~Modeled after Berea College Local Food Initiatvie~
Mount Holyoke College own a plot of land on the outskirts of campus with a barn on the property. We would love to see the beginnings of a community garden, greenhouse, and education center,on that land, for the use of students, faculty and community members.
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“First, all education is environmental education.
To teach economics without reference to the laws of
thermodynamics or ecology
is to teach a fundamentally important ecological lesson:
that physics and ecology have nothing to do with the economy.”
- David Orr