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Foraging for Connection with Place, Self and Other

Hosted by Middlebury Public Library

Join Goshen College Professor of Sustainability Joel Pontius for an interactive talk and a guided foraging walk!

May 24
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Riverbend Park
511 E Warren Street
Middlebury, IN 46540 United States
Free

Event Details

In modern times, we have all but forgotten that in our everyday landscapes, we are surrounded by healthy, biodiverse foods in the forms of wild, seasonally edible plants, seeds, mushrooms, and animals. Join Goshen College Professor of Sustainability Joel Pontius for an interactive talk featuring a mix of storytelling, poetry, discussion, and a guided foraging walk to create space for participants to consider their own relationships with land and water in Indiana through their diets.

Joel Pontius is an Associate Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education at Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center where he directs the Sustainability Leadership Semester. A former guide in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and current father of two daughters, Joel uses his passions as a forager, tracker, educator, writer, and storyteller to create connections between people and places, especially through experiences around wild and feral foods.

Register for the event here.

This event was made possible by a grant from Indiana Humanities.