Farmers and restaurateurs joined New York State officials and academic experts in new thinking about the regional “foodshed” at a conference organized by the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities on Oct. 15 and 16 at Rockland Community College.
The goal of the two-day seminar was for teachers and students interested in sustainable agriculture to learn how to preserve farmland, get the community interested in buying local, and to even to create their own gardens, whether on campus or at home. Another goal was to encourage college students to consider farming as a career.
From the Hudson Valley Business Journal article: “Members of academia and students from Bard, Pace, Marist, Sarah Lawrence, Rockland Community College and others converged on RCC’s Suffern campus on Oct. 15th and 16th to talk about food: where it comes from, how it gets here, and how New Yorkers can partner with state farmers to make agriculture a more integral part of their daily lives.”
“Students came from all over the Hudson Valley – from Sarah Lawrence, Marist, College of New Rochelle and others, with the event co-sponsored by Rockland Community College and Pace University.”
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