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(2015) Kersey, David; Muchnick, Barry Ross; St. Mary's College of Maryland. Environmental Studies Program
The community members of St. Mary's College of Maryland are interested in and responsible for sustainability because of the rich ecological, historical and cultural resources on campus. This sustainably minded approach has already begun to manifest itself on campus in the food system, however, we are required to continue its development. I wanted to create an avenue through which the wealth of food knowledge and wisdom held by individuals on campus could surface and become easily accessible community information. I opened dialogue with the vegetarian cooperative, whose goal is to eat sustainably, and eventually broadened the conversation to all community members in the form of all-campus emails calling for contributions. I was pleased by the enthusiastic response of the community, confirming my initial suspicions that a sustainable community cookbook would be supported into its completion. Based on support and feedback from the campus community, the cookbook is planned to be released online both in a printable hardcopy form and as an open sourced webpage, accessible to anyone. This will ensure that the cookbook serves as an evolving source for sustainable food initiatives on campus.