We all interact with food in various ways: we have individual tastes, purchasing habits, and methods of food preparation. Most importantly, the majority of us are introduced to the basic process of community around our dinner tables.
It is Lake Forest College’s turn to contribute to the growing need for locally and responsibly grown food.
Food has been called the great equalizer. We all must eat — and eating, as Wendell Berry famously said, is “an agricultural act.”
The Lake Forest College Garden was established in 2010. We have been listed in the top ten reasons to attend the college, have helped form the Slow Food Club, and have expanded student contact with agriculture.
During Spring finals, over 50 students, professors, and staff members came out to dig in the campus garden. This was the first open event at the garden to the campus, and the turn-out was evidence of Lake Forest College’s commitment to this initiative.
Check out the garden blog
The Growin’ at Rowan blog is a chronology of photos and events at the campus garden: