Teach: Lexington Market

Our second stop on our urban food systems field trip to Baltimore was the venerable Lexington Market. Lexington Market is a representative of the thriving city market system which was once the way most city dwellers got their fresh foods prior to the advent of grocery stores. My English 101 students were there to learn more … More Teach: Lexington Market

Teach: Johns Hopkins University Food Systems Lab

This semester my food-themed Honors English 101 has been exploring issues of food justice through our class discussions and texts. One of the books we read was Will  Allen’s Good Food Revolution. It’s an extraordinary story that details Allen’s relationship with agriculture and how he came to establish a year-round urban farm in a food … More Teach: Johns Hopkins University Food Systems Lab

Teach: Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center

Stretching over 700 acres nestled among the rolling hills of Jefferson, MD, Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center offers a plethora of learning experiences about growing, cooking, and savoring food. The farm operates according to principles of permaculture, which works with the land to nurture its natural productivity and vibrancy. Fox Haven grows organic … More Teach: Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center

Teach: Field Trip to an Apiary

I had some super-exciting news this week: an article I wrote about my food-themed experiential English 101 was accepted and is currently NISOD’s featured Innovation Abstract. NISOD is a national organization that focuses on professional development at two year and technical colleges, so it is kind of a big deal.You can read it here: christinerai-nisod-innovation-abstracts Anyway, … More Teach: Field Trip to an Apiary