Bard Events Calendar

Monday, April 17, 2017 – Saturday, April 22, 2017
Earth Days at Bard
Bard College Campus
Let's make Earth Day last a whole week! Join us on campus and off for a series of events in support of the environment.

Science and Politics: Science literacy for activists with Professor Felicia Keesing | 7:00 pm | Reem-Kayden Center 103 

Seeding with Bard Farm | 1–3 pm | Montgomery Place Greenhouse

Panel: Fighting for Justice in the Food System | 4 pm – 5:30 pm in Olin 104 

Join four local food justice activists to brainstorm strategies on how to create a more equitable food system. Panelists will join us from local, regional and national organizations focused on agriculture and farming to discuss how we can better serve our community at various levels of the supply chain.


Maggie Cheney, coowner of Rock Steady Farm and a member of Rise & Root Farm as well as the nonprofit Community Access.

Jalal Sabur, cofounder of the Freedom Food Alliance and member of Wild Seed, an emerging Black and Brown–led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community and organic farm.

Michelle Hughes, Director of Investments and Partnerships at National Young Farmers Coalition and food justice advocate.

KayCee Wimbish, Project Director, Farmer, and Educator with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project.

Sponsored by Environmental and Urban Studies and Sociology

Zero Waste Day | all day | across campus (no disposables will be put out in Kline all day)

Arboretum Walk | 1 pm | with Amy Parrella, contact

Contamination in Municipal Water Supplies in New York | 1:30–3 pm | Weis Cinema (Center for Environmental Policy)

Low Carbon Day | lunch and dinner | Kline (we will be featuring foods that aren't very carbon intensive)

Signs of Spring Walk | 12:30–3 pm | leaving from the Campus Center, contact Tom O'Dowd

SATURDAY 4/22 (Earth Day)
Seed Swap in Tivoli | 11am – 1pm | Tivoli Library

March for Science | all day | Vassar | contact Center for Civic Engagement for transportation

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail

Location: Bard College Campus