What Arisen Will Someday Fall: Growing Season in the Skidmore Community Garden

Growth characterizes life. It is the sign, the performance of living being. By this way, we see life to be a sort of interaction, maybe a system or series of them, or perhaps a chaotic emergence from a disorderly jumble. Continue reading What Arisen Will Someday Fall: Growing Season in the Skidmore Community Garden

College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species from campus

As part of a growing commitment to sustainability, Skidmore has pledged to eradicate two invasive plant species from all landscaped beds and developed portions of campus. The pledge includes Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and burning bush (Euonymus alatus), two popular Continue reading College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species from campus

Skidmore helps kick off Farm Aid 2013

This September Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center were hosts of Farm Aid 2013. Farm Aid is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to keep family farmers on their land.” One of the ways Farm Aid supports this Continue reading Skidmore helps kick off Farm Aid 2013

Food justice dialogue engages community

Written by Timothy Kim ’15 Cross posted from the Office of Student Diversity Programs Blog On October 23rd the Office of Student Diversity Programs and Sustainable Skidmore hosted a collaborative dialogue event on food justice and food accessibility. The event Continue reading Food justice dialogue engages community

Job Opportunity: Skidmore CSA Student Coordinators (2 positions)

Description: Skidmore’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) will launch its first season during the Fall 2013 Semester. The CSA will have weekly pick-ups for its subscribers in the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Farmers will deliver the bulk vegetables to the Dining Hall, Continue reading Job Opportunity: Skidmore CSA Student Coordinators (2 positions)

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Remain an Important Topic for Students, Staff & Faculty

Over the last several years there has been growing global and local momentum around the topic of local foods and sustainable agriculture. Students and educators are interested in the health and environmental benefits that result from investing in local and Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture & Food Remain an Important Topic for Students, Staff & Faculty

Summer Job Opportunity: Skidmore Student Garden Manager

Skidmore Student Garden Manager Location: Skidmore College Dates: Summer 2013 (1st & 2nd Summer Session), approximately 12-15 hours/week Pay:  $10/hour and room and board provided at Skidmore College Description: The primary responsibilities of the Student Garden Manger will be to Continue reading Summer Job Opportunity: Skidmore Student Garden Manager

Successful Slow Food Dinner at Skidmore

On December 4th, Slow Food Saratoga, in partnership with Sustainable Skidmore, the Environmental Studies Program, and Skidmore College Dining Services, hosted a Slow Food dinner in the Murray Aikins Dining Hall. The event was organized by Skidmore College student Karin Continue reading Successful Slow Food Dinner at Skidmore