Thank you to everyone who participated in ThinkFOOD 2019. We look forward to seeing
you all in April 2020 for ThinkFOOD 7!
Farmers, educators, and entrepreneurs will gather to support a lively local interest
in bees and pollination.
This year’s theme, “Berkshire Pollinators,” embraces the community’s interest in bees
and pollination, and will also showcase local food entrepreneurs whose ideas can inspire
innovation in other communities.
Thomas Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy and Horace White Professor in Biology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
at Cornell University, will give a keynote address.
The conference is free for all area students and $25 for adults, $35 for the conference
Panel of experts discussing equity and fair wages for farmworkers at the 2017 Conference
Speakers from Soul Fire Farm and Greenagers at lunch at the 2018 Conference
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Workshop 1: Devan Arnold, Sassafras Landcare, "How to Design a Pollinator Garden" (this is a double session 9:45-11:45 a.m.) Workshop 2: Brigid Dorsey, les collines, "Preserving the Bounty" jam-making workshop
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Workshop 7 (for students): Heather Meehan '14 and Will Conklin, Greenagers, Connecting Students to Farms and Farms to Students Workshop 8: Jim Schultz, Red Shirt Farm, Managing Your Soil to Save the Planet Workshop 9: Emil Ghitman Gilkes, Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, BAV programs and aquaponics
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Break & Transition
Keynote Address (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Thomas Seeley, Cornell University, "The Untold Story of the Honey Bees in the Wild" Respondents: Devan Arnold, Sassafras Landcare and Evan Abramson, Landscape|nteractions.
“At Simon’s Rock we recognize that the classroom extends into the community. With ThinkFOOD
6, we are proud to share in the exchange of ideas and practices across the county
contributing to the health of our local ecosystem, from honeybees and pollination
to other promising ideas about food and gardens.”
-Professor Maryann Tebben, Center for Food Studies at Simon's Rock
Thank you to our sponsors, who helped make this conference possible: