16th Annual Empty Bowls Event to be Hosted at Berea College

Student holding a handmade bowl at the Empty Bowls eventBerea residents can help address local hunger needs on Wednesday, March 28, by participating in the annual Empty Bowls event and meal.

The Empty Bowls event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Commons, located in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College campus. The idea behind Empty Bowls is simple – in exchange for $10, guests will be served a meal of soup in a ceramic bowl made and donated by Berea College ceramics student volunteers and local potters. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Continue reading 16th Annual Empty Bowls Event to be Hosted at Berea College

Fresh, healthful and sustainable: Berea’s local foods

“I’ve been to a lot of schools and seen a lot of programs and what we’re doing here is really quite unique,” says Cait McClanahan, sustainability coordinator for Berea College’s dining services. She is speaking of the college’s ability to fulfill food needs through the college farm—including returning kitchen waste back to the soil through the large-scale composting system. Yet it’s important to remember that this symbiotic relationship has only been re-established recently as a part of Berea College’s and several concerned students and staff members’ goals to drastically reduce the school’s carbon footprint. Continue reading Fresh, healthful and sustainable: Berea’s local foods