This is a photo of my work boots after three weeks of being out on the farm. Though they are not yet completely broken-in with experience, they have begun to accumulate quite a bit of dirt during their recent usage. Much like my working on a farm, these boots are pretty new and still have… Read more »
All Required Assignments
Required assignments for FoodWorks students. Be sure to complete these by the end of the course.
Now that you’ve seen what food system(s) exist in your city or region, think about what would make it better. Draw a picture on a sheet of letter paper of the food system as it exists, showing the main actors (such as farmers, grocery stores, restaurants, waste handlers, households) and connect the actors with arrows… Read more »
This is part of your orientation to a particular region or city’s food system: it’s your exploration of the people who live in this place and work with food. Do this assignment with your cohort (that is, all the DC Fellows will work together, all the Vermont Fellows, etc.) and divide the work among yourselves…. Read more »
On most weeks, you will be asked to respond to questions on the Forum. You will have a choice of questions — pick one to answer, and explain what you think. Read what others have written in response to that question as well: you may find yourself wanting to argue with, or reinforce, what another… Read more »
Record an interview with a food systems professional. Create a podcast of the interview by editing the interview and providing narration. Share the interview/podcast on your MiddCreate site. Be sure to tag the post to your MiddCreate site with “assignments” and “assignment32.”
Everyone has a food story. What’s a food story? It’s a story that gives insight into your relationship with food. What might go into a food story? It could be your family’s traditions around food, experiences that shaped your thoughts about food, food in your community, memories that immediately come to mind when you think about… Read more »