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Natasha Bynum - Spring Quarter 2017

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Week Ten: Final Presentation

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Week Nine: Resolution

Just as promised – the Resolution I have been working on all quarter with Sustainable South Sound. Read away! To see pictures of some of the public community gardens Olympia has now, check out my Image Gallery.   A RESOLUTION… Continue Reading →

Tasting Lab Week Nine: Matcha

This week we had our last tea tasting with Kotomi. The tea for this week was matcha, and although we have tried matcha before during last quarter, this experience was much different. This time K0tomi used beautiful handmade ceramic bowls… Continue Reading →

Tasting Lab Week Eight: Meadocracy

Week Eight: “Food Brings Communities Together”

As the weeks in Spring Quarter are winding down it feels like my projects have only just begun – it is becoming quite clear that I don’t have the heart to leave any of these projects unfinished just because school… Continue Reading →

Seminar Weekly: Week Eight

SOS: ComAlt, Seminar Pre-Writing Week 9 30 May 2017 Word Count: 411   Passages: “They got them on Avenue D but I stopped buying them there because when I was a child I remember at the greens store on Ridge… Continue Reading →

Week Seven: Mounting the Food Summit

This week I attended the monthly South Sound Food Systems Network Food Summit meeting. While last meeting was a bit contentious, it seems like we are finally starting to really make some headway on this event. It is finally coming… Continue Reading →

Tasting Lab Week Seven: Food for Thought, Food for Comfort

This week, despite her personal obstacles and familial obligation, Jessica shared posole with us for our seminar tasting lab. This being a traditional dish her family makes, she approached this choice with the “problem is the solution” mentality from Deetz’s… Continue Reading →

Seminar Weekly: Week Seven

SOS: ComAlt, Seminar Pre-Writing Week 8 22 May 2017 Word Count: 317   Passages: “The Freedom Farm created a shared ownership model allowing cooperative members to feed themselves, own their own farms, farm cooperatively, and create small businesses together in… Continue Reading →

Seminar Weekly: Week Six

SOS: ComAlt, Seminar Pre-Writing Week 7 16 May 2017 Word Count: 284   Passages: “Florida’s agricultural industry has always had close relations with the state’s politicians. Crist’s letter must have stung, but it didn’t alter the exchange’s position” (Estabrook 2012:… Continue Reading →

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