Dig the EarthGAMBIER, Ohio (December 11, 2009) Kenyon students Brianna Parry of Golden Valley, Minnesota, and Hannah Withers of Glendale, California, bring their Environmental Studies project on sustainable agriculture to a global radio audience on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at wkco.kenyon.edu.
"Farmcast: Going Against the (Big) Grain" will be streamed live on the student-run station, WKCO, and will include interviews with Knox County farmers Bruce and Lisa Rickard of Fox Hollow Farm and Kate and Eric Helt of Dharma Farm. To listen to the broadcast go to wkco.kenyon.edu and click on the link to stream.
The students are part of Environmental Studies 253: Sustainable Agriculture, directed by Miriam Dean-Otting, co-director of the Environmental Studies program and professor of religious studies. Seminar members conducted field research at both local farms. Other students in the course include Ryan Bash of Wallingford, Pennsylvania; Sarah Bush of Mount Rainier, Maryland; Hannah Carlson of Oreland, Pennsylvania; Jazz Glastra of Stanwood, Washington; Caroline Hiteshew of Montclair, New Jersey; James Katz of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Ian McCarthy of San Marino, California; and Matthew Woods of Akron, Ohio.
Bash and Woods will discuss "It Costs What!?! The True Cost of Farming and What You Can Do about It" on Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Higley Hall Auditorium.