Did You Know . . . ?
. . . that there are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world, yet fewer than 20 species now provide 90% of our food. However, there are hundreds of less well-known edible plants from all around the world that are both delicious and nutritious.
Drawing by Sarah Claggett '08
St. Mary's Project Spotlight
Adam Peterson’s SMP draws from his experiences living and working in an isolated community in Caribbean Costa Rica. His project is intended not only as a creative piece, but as ethnographic writing that gives insight into another culture. The story itself is largely fictional; however, it illustrates a common experience of Jamaican immigrants in Costa Rica and the role in their lives of the nesting Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green, and Loggerhead turtles.
Upcoming Events 2013
14 September, 10:00 AM, Cole Cinema: Christine Allen, of Allen's Heirloom Homesteads in Park Hall (just up the road) presents a talk on "Sustainable Homesteading," where we can learn about becoming more self-sufficient. Sponsored by the St. Mary's College Arboretum Association.
21 September 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Historic St. Mary's City: RiverFest 2013. This is an all-day celebration of the St. Mary's River sponsored by the St. Mary's River Watershed Association and Historic St. Mary's City. Free. Live music, face painting, kayak demonstrations, etc.
1 October, 8:00 PM, DPC: Author David Haskell presents a "Voices" reading. Dr. Haskell, Professor of Biology at Sewannee: The University of the South, is the author of The Forest Unseen, an award-winning book about a year-long study of a single square meter of forest floor. The book's website is here. For further information, contact Voices director Karen Andersen.
10 October, 8:00 PM, Cole Cinema: Tom Horton, Professor of Practice in Environmental Studies at Salisbury State University, Baykeeper, and author of several books about the Chesapeake Bay presents a seminar, "Is the Future a 'Chesapeake Style' Bay?" Sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee.
12-13 November (Public Talk at 4:30 PM on 12 November, Boyden Gallery): Visit of the Beehive Design Collective, a group of environmentally oriented artists, who "collaborate to create visual narratives that break down and deconstruct complex and overwhelming political/social issues, turning them into a more digestible format that appeals to folks who might be alienated by hi-brow lectures or books." For more information contact Cristin Cash, director of the Boyden Gallery.
January 15 - February 20, Boyden Gallery: World Views - The Photographer as Visual Author. This exhibit of photo-journalism by members of the Metro Collective will include themes of globalization and environmental politics and policy.