Overview: Food for Thought
Kenyon’s local food initiative, Food for Thought, addresses the needs and interests of the local community while advancing Kenyon’s educational mission. It provides teaching opportunities for our faculty, and promotes diversity by encouraging students from urban and suburban areas to interact with rural culture. Our local food program also serves as a promotional tool for college admissions, as it distinguishes us from similar small liberal arts colleges. Furthermore, it improves the college’s relationships with community members who are not affiliated with the college. Local food education is absolutely critical for the success of any farm-to-college system. Our local foods initiative is intimately tied to the larger educational mission of the college, as expressed through the curricular, co-curricular, and the residential life at Kenyon.
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