Today was the first day of Block A and we sure did hit the ground running!
Director of Morven Programs, Stewart Gamage, started us off with a great introduction to the rich history of the Morven property, including its role as a space for agricultural experimentation in the past. Following introductions, we went on a lovely walking tour around Morven, checking out the Kitchen Garden, the Main House and the Formal Gardens, among other spots along the way.
After a delicious first-day lunch catered by Feast, classes began! Over the course of the next ten days, Professor Paul Freedman will be teaching “The Politics of Food” and Professor Manuel Lerdau will be teaching “Agro-Ecology.” I can tell that students are already itching to get down to the intense intellectual discussions and academic work that each class will bring. Rumor has it that “Politics of Food” already has a writing assignment!