|The Tufts campus is at its loveliest at Commencement time.|
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
|Source: Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.|
That's not me grubbing in the dirt at the left, BTW. It's a Tufts College (well, technically Jackson College, Tufts' then-new college for women) undergraduate helping to prepare the ground for the school's World War I garden in April of 1918, on the site of what's now the arts complex. Opening some new research into the history of food production on the Tufts campus is one part of what I've been doing this spring, in collaboration with a terrific group of students in this year's "New Food Activism: Roots and Visions" course. I've just finished grading the final papers from that class, and they've opened up some exciting directions that I'll be pondering more deeply, including in blog posts here and some advance planning for next year's class and possible future projects at Tufts.