Where Does Your Food Come from?

August 27, 2014


Northampton Community College (NCC) will present several events in September in connection with Agriculture and the American Identity, which is the theme of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) programming at NCC for the 2014/2015 academic year. 

The events are open to the public and free of charge.  They will include the announcement of a nationally known speaker who will come to campus in the spring for the finale.  The identity of the speaker will be revealed at 11 a.m. on September 9 on the second floor of Kopecek Hall on NCC's campus at 3835 Green Pond Road in Bethlehem.

September events include:

Panel Discussion: "Agriculture and the American Identity: Past and Present."  Panelists will include Mike Brownbeck, Spiral Path Farm; James Burkholder, Organic Valley Dairy Farm; Emma Cunniff, Kneehigh Farm; John Good, Quiet Creek Farm CSA; Dan Hunter, Hunter Hill Farm, CSA; and "Coach" Mark Smallwood, executive director of the Rodale Institute.  The historian will be Peter Walsh, history teacher at the Pennington School, and the moderator will be Kelly Allen, associate professor at NCC.  Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 p.m., Lipkin Theatre, Kopeck Hall, Main Campus, 3534 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. 

Market Day.  Purchase fresh produce from NCC's Community Garden.  Tuesday, September 9, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Quad, Main Campus.  (Lobby of College Center, in case of rain.)

Beekeeping: How Sweet It Is.  Fourth-generation beekeeper Sharon Jones Zondag will share amazing facts about bees and honey.  Tuesday, September 9, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Lipkin Theatre foyer, Main Campus, Kopecek Hall.

Film: The Farmer and the Horse.  A documentary film about farmers in New Jersey who use draft horses instead of tractors.  Saturday, September 27, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Keystone Hall, Monroe NCC Campus, 2411 oute 715, Tannersville. 

This programming is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, matched by generous donors.  Community partners include the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Bethlehem Area School District, Stroudsburg Area School District, Historic Bethlehem Partnership, and Monroe County Historical Association.

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