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Market Wisdom: Free Sustainability Courses at Union Square

New School professor Nevin Cohen teaching an open class at Union Square Greenmarket.

Celebrate Earth Week at the Union Square Greenmarket, where students and faculty from across The New School will offer bite-sized advanced education in everything green, from urban farming to sustainable housing, biking, food politics and community-supported agriculture. The New School’s Outdoor Classroom will feature free 20-30 minute discussions on 4/13, 4/20 and 4/28 at the corner of 15th St and Union Square West.

Read on for a schedule of Open Courses. For all Earth Week events, visit www.newschool.edu/sustainability/earthweek/

Friday April 13

Time Presenter and Topic
11:30-12:00 Fabio Parasecoli, New School Food Studies Faculty, “Can Food Studies Make Us Better Food Shoppers?”
12:00-12:30 Annie Moss, Environmental Policy graduate student, “La Finca del Sur–A Woman-Run Urban Farm”
12:30-1:00 Dennis Derryck, New School Graduate School faculty and Sabrina Wilensky, Ettice Womble, graduate student alums: “Urban Food Distribution Issues and the Corbin Hill Farm CSA Project”
1:00-1:30 Stefanie Zaitz, Environmental Policy graduate student: “The CSA Model/Practicing Urban Gardening”

Friday, April 20 – Earth Week

Time Presenter and Topic
11:30 ‘ 12:00 Benjamin Solotaire, Food Studies student, “Digging into The Farm Bill”
12:00 ‘ 12:30 Stefanie Zaitz, Environmental Policy graduate student: ‘The CSA Model/Practicing Urban Gardening”
12:30 – 1:00 Katarina Bezerra-Clark, Nonprofit Management graduate student: “Urban Food Distribution Issues and the Corbin Hill Farm CSA Project”
1:00 – 1:30 Joss Philippe, Environmental Policy graduate student: “Bicycling as Alternative Urban Transportation”
1:30 – 2:00 Jen Terry, Heather Zanoni, Environmental Policy graduate students: “Affordable Sustainable Housing: New School Solar Decathlon House”
2:00 – 2:30 Gal Gabriel, Environmental Policy graduate student, “Designing Affordable Sustainable Housing: The Passive House Model”
2:30 – 3:00 Arisara Srisethnil, Andrea San Buenaventura, Lang College Environmental Studies students: “Urban Agriculture for Healthy Cities: Food Access in a Brooklyn Community”
3:00 ‘ 3:30 Kristin Reynolds, Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in Food Systems: “Fresh and Healthy Food in NYC: Why Not in All Neighborhoods?”
3:30 ‘ 4:00 Sara Esquibel, Environmental Policy graduate student: “What Qualifies Food for the ‘Organic’ Designation?”

Saturday, April 28 – Alumni Day

Time Presenter and Topic
2:00 – 2:20 Jen Terry, Gal Gabriel, Heather Zanoni, Nonprofit Management, and Environmental Policy graduate students: “Affordable Sustainable Housing: New School Solar Decathlon House”
2:20 – 2:40 Annie Moss, Environmental Policy graduate student, “La Finca del Sur–A Woman-Run Urban Farm”
2:40 – 3:00 Francis Carter, Parsons Transdisciplinary Design graduate student: “Greenmarkets as Food Classrooms”
3:00 – 3:20 Mai Kaboori, Amy Findeiss, Eulani Labay, Parsons Transdisciplinary Design, graduate students: “Re-imaging our Relationship/Senses through Food”
3:20 ‘ 3:40 Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, Milano Urban Policy graduate student, “Restaurant Waste Recycling”
3:40 ‘4:00 Sara Esquibel, Environmental Policy graduate student: “What Qualifies Food for ‘Organic’ Designation?”

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