EC Digest
Spring 2014: Issue 4


Don't forget to join us this Monday and Tuesday for the Real Food Challenge Celebration!



Monday 4:30pm Real Food Planning Workshop (for students only)

@ Vallecito Room, Student Union  


Tuesday 5-7pm: Real Food Chowdown Meal

@ San Juan Dining, Student Union


Tuesday 7pm: Keynote: Big Food, Campus Action and the Change to Come in American Agriculture 

@ Ballroom, Student Union  


Click Here for Detailed Event Information

In This Issue

Local Food Spring Series: Dr. Kathy Hilimire presents  "Can't Afford it: Unequal Access to Real Food"

Thur, Mar 20th: 5:30pm 

@ Linda's Local Food Caf´┐Ż


RSVP now for our next Local Food Spring Series discussion.  There will be a carpool available for those who need a ride to and from campus.


Cost - $5 local burritos and $3 beers/beverages


Please contact Environmental Center Local Food Team member, Rachel Giersch ( to reserve your spot no less than two days prior to the event. Space is LIMITED.



Seed Exchange and Dorm Window Gardens Workshop

March 17th 8 PM

@ Camp Hall at Fort Lewis College. 


Introduction to seed saving presentation, dorm culinary/herbal tea/greens window gardens from re-purposed material on campus workshop, Seed exchange, free door prizes!

Local Food Fellowship
The Environmental Center is again offering a fellowship program for two Fort Lewis College students with an interest in food security, community gardens, sustainable agriculture, orchards, and healthy eating.  
Fellows work approximately 20 hours per week from May 1st through August 29th overseeing and managing our on-campus garden and orchard, while also connecting with local organizations to learn more about our local food system. Additionally, fellows will work approximately 2-4 hours/week in September and October to oversee the wrap up of the garden season, as well as, offer educational garden workshops to our campus community.  
Fellows will also register to take ENVS 393: Environmental Agriculture (4 credits) during the first summer session (May 12th-June 5th). Students who have previously taken these courses or can demonstrate equivalent experience are welcome to apply and request exemption from this course. To capture the knowledge and insights gained during the fellowship, Fellows will be asked to design a Capstone project that directly benefits our campus or community.


Compensation: $1,750-$2,000 stipend


For more information or to pick up an application please visit the EC's office the Student Union, Room 145.  The selection committee will interview finalists and notify applicants by April 18th.


Application deadline: April 4th at 5p.m.

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