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Revolutionary Chef and Restaurateur Alice Waters to Speak at Sterling College

Alice Waters by Gilles Mingasson_smallMarch 10, 2014 • Craftsbury Common, VT—The Vermont’s Table Speaker Series at Sterling College is proud to announce that renowned author, activist, restaurateur, and chef Alice Waters will be speaking at the environmentally-based college. Her talk will be given on Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Dunbar Hall.

Waters is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. 60 Minutes has called her “the mother of slow food.” She is a passionate advocate for a food economy she describes as “good, clean, and fair.”

“We’re  excited to have Ms. Waters here, because of our pioneering role in sustainable food and agriculture education,” said President Matthew Derr. “We’ve been eating local food and advocating for sustainability since the 1970s, and we’re still a boot camp for change in our relationship to the natural world and a revolution in food systems today.”

Over the course of nearly forty years, Waters’ California restaurant, Chez Panisse, has helped create a community of local farmers and ranchers whose dedication to sustainable agriculture secures the restaurant a steady supply of fresh ingredients. In 1996, Waters’s commitment to education led to the creation of The Edible Schoolyard at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. The success of The Edible Schoolyard led to the School Lunch Initiative, whose national agenda advocates for a nutritious daily lunch and gardening experience into the academic curriculum of all public schools in the United States.

Waters is the author of eight books, including The Art of Simple Food, In the Green Kitchen, The Art of Simple Food II, and Recipes and Lessons from a Delicious Cooking Revolution.

Her talk will be free and open to the public, but tickets must be presented at the door. For tickets, please fill out the form below.

UPDATE

Due to overwhelming demand, the Alice Waters lecture at Sterling College on April 3 is now completely full. If you haven’t gotten an email from Sterling College with a ticket to the Alice Waters event, there will be no seating available. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for more exciting events in the months to come.

We also have two- and four-week courses over the summer in Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Outdoor Education, Ecology, and Environmental Humanities. Please visit www.sterlingcollege.edu/summer for more information.

About Sterling College

Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is a leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship and the liberal arts. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only seven federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.