There is a great deal of good research going on around UNH, and I'd like to point out a few recent highlights at this time:
Did you know UNH has a new major, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, which ranges over a wide variety of topics, checkout the article or the website
Even if you missed the presentation you can still read what Morris Dees had to say about diversity in his speech given at UNH
See what a study by a Carsey Researcher has found about the difficulties associated with...Read More
This Saturday marks the beginning of RecycleMania, a 10-week waste minimization and recycling competition between over 600 campuses across the country. From February 6-April 2, 2011, UNH will strive to increase its recycling rate and to minimize the waste it produces in general (landfill waste and recycled waste combined). Please help us to inspire students, faculty and staff to make the right waste disposal choices and to decrease their use of packaged items, such as bottled water.
Want to...Read More
With all the hectic holiday activities happening in the next few weeks, why not take a break one evening and treat yourself to a gourmet dinner? On December 3rd and 4th, the UNH Hospitality Management Advanced Food and Beverage Class will host 'A Common Table', a six-course gourmet dinner at Stillings Dining Hall on campus.
The dinners are completely student run and have been held for over 50 years, representing a wonderful holiday tradition at the university.
Students, along with guest chef...Read More
Next Saturday, Nov. 20th, from 10am-2pm, is Seacoast Eat Local's 4th annual Holiday Farmers' Market at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH (141 Rollins Road, a mile past Red's Shoe Barn of Dover).
Area farmers and food producers will be selling cheese, cream, wine, apple cider, pumpkins, and apples. Potatoes, carrots, winter squash, onions, beets, leeks, broccoli, parsnips, turnips, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and salad greens will be in abundance, ensuring plenty of wholesome...Read More
Please join us to see Kiado Cruz, community organizer for RASA (La Red Autonoma por la Soberania Alimentaria: The Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty), who will be speaking next Friday, October 29th at 7 pm at the UNH Waysmeet Center. RASA comprises a network of people from Oaxaca, Mexico, who are learning and teaching others about urban gardening while rediscovering their cultural food roots.
Senor Cruz will speak on sustainable agriculture and the community organizing he has done in...Read More
It has been said that bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. While that statistic may not be exact there is no doubt that pollination is an extremely valuable service that is generally taken for granted in our society, yet it provides many fundamentally vital roles in the world economy and crop yield.
Unfortunately, since 2006 an unknown phenomenon is decreasing the number of honey bees in our world at an alarming rate. In an effect known as colony collapse...Read More
I hope you all enjoyed the annual Harvest Feast as much as I did this past week. In continuing with this train of thought of eating I’d like to introduce you to another way to enjoy other local sustainable foods.
I’m sure most of you already enjoy eating the locally grown apples right out of the UNH Dining halls right now, so why not pick your own! Apples are a great healthy alternative to snack food, and the picking season is in full swing right now. I had a great Sunday afternoon picking...Read More
UNH Dining outdid themselves again this year at the sixth annual Local Harvest Feast, fit for a sustainable king. The day included a local and sustainable lunch, breakfast and dinner at all three dining halls. The menu featured a variety of foods from local farms and food producers around the state and region. It even included produce from our Food and Society special projects coordinator’s farm, Stout Oak.
The event was yet again a huge success, and we hope it will continue to bring awareness...Read More
Don't miss this year's Local Harvest Feast at the UNH dining halls, Wednesday September 22! UNH Dining has put together an incredible menu featuring foods from dozens of local farms and food producers. Farmers, food entrepreneurs, and partner organizations will be on hand to join in this day-long local food celebration.
Participating organizations include UNH Dining, UNH Sustainability Academy, UNH Organic Garden Club, Slow Food UNH, Healthy UNH, Slow Food Seacoast, Green Alliance, and...Read More
Celebrate NH Eat Local Month at Passport to Local Farms Weekend, August 28-29.
Passport to Local Farms is a statewide open house on almost 60 participating NH farms, featuring tours, tastings, workshops, pick-your-own, wagon rides, and children's activities. Download your official "passport" and collect stamps at each farm you visit during that weekend. If you get stamps from four or more farms, you can enter a prize drawing!
Visit www.nheatlocal.org to download your passport, and plan your...Read More