Bard CEP News

Earthquakes, Monsoons, and $30 Watermelons

Earthquakes, Monsoons, and $30 Watermelons

Ryan Rusiecki Spending time in both remote villages and populated cities, I was given a glimpse into the food systems in Japan. I spent the first few days of my […] Posted on 15 February 2018 | 9:46 am

Connecting Hokkaido and the Hudson Valley: Hosting the Farmers of the Sophia Farm Community in Hokkaido, Japan

Connecting Hokkaido and the Hudson Valley: Hosting the Farmers of the Sophia Farm Community in Hokkaido, Japan

By Mika Endo Our relationship with Ben and Konomi Campbell and their Sophia Farm Community began when a former student and now alumna went to their farm in Honbetsu, Hokkaidô […] Posted on 15 February 2018 | 9:36 am

Creative Conservation in Huatulco–by Suzanne Flaum

Creative Conservation in Huatulco–by Suzanne Flaum

  This January, Bard CEP students visited the state of Oaxaca, Mexico to study watershed management and sustainable development. While traveling to the Pacific coast, we met with Omar Gabriel […] Posted on 14 February 2018 | 8:21 pm

International Trade and Sustainable Development: An Interdisciplinary Understanding–by Casey Hughes

International Trade and Sustainable Development: An Interdisciplinary Understanding–by Casey Hughes

This January, first-year Bard CEP students went to Oaxaca, Mexico for a course examining resource management, sustainable development and international trade dynamics. The activities of the trip highlighted how community […] Posted on 13 February 2018 | 3:26 pm

Toilet Talk–by Allie Gumas

Toilet Talk–by Allie Gumas

During the Bard CEP Oaxaca course trip I learned about a new technology that I’ve been fixated on since: dry toilets! I’ve always specialized in waste management, but I’ve never […] Posted on 13 February 2018 | 2:38 pm

Oaxaca, Where the Local is Global–by James Richmond

Oaxaca, Where the Local is Global–by James Richmond

Mist billows up from the valley, swirling around the green mountains of San Miguel Suchixtepec. Standing by the snow-white superadobe house of Don Claudio, I see a kaleidoscope of alternating […] Posted on 11 February 2018 | 5:42 pm

Small Business Strategies for Sustainability–by Brett Landau

Small Business Strategies for Sustainability–by Brett Landau

The state of Oaxaca, Mexico might not be the first place I think of when I am considering innovative sustainability strategies, but, as the Bard CEP class of 2019 found out, […] Posted on 11 February 2018 | 4:49 pm

Watershed Management through Ecosystem Services–by Lindsey Drew

Watershed Management through Ecosystem Services–by Lindsey Drew

This past January, I and my fellow Bard CEP classmates went on a two week research trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. During our time in the Sierra Sur region of Oaxaca, […] Posted on 11 February 2018 | 4:16 pm

It’s Not Just Adobe, It’s Superadobe–by Holly Kistner

It’s Not Just Adobe, It’s Superadobe–by Holly Kistner

It’s been two weeks since I returned from the Bard CEP field course on watershed management in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the trip feels surreal now. Surrounded by snow andpreoccupied by […] Posted on 11 February 2018 | 2:23 pm

A New Kind of Japanese Farming

A New Kind of Japanese Farming

By Shannon Dixon If you ever find yourself in rural Japan living with a Buddhist monk, try not to bring flowers as a housewarming gift. I was told it was […] Posted on 8 February 2018 | 2:55 pm