Food has been a part of Evergreen’s educational banquet from day one, when faculty member Bob Sluss assigned Georg Borgstrom’s book, The Hungry Planet, to his political ecology students. Today, our students can study it in all its glory, from its microscopic makeup and the way it’s produced, distributed and prepared to why it’s nourishing and how it defines us. And for a number of Evergreen alumni, helping people enjoy good, healthy, sustainable and delicious food is their calling and life’s work.
Whether you’re an omnivore, a locavore, a vegan, a gourmand or any other kind of eater, we hope you enjoy this taste of how Evergreen’s creative individuals are using food to sustain themselves and their communities.
Photography: Evergreen Photo Services unless otherwise noted.
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From baking pies to organizing food carts, and even running a cooking school in sunny southern Italy, these Greeners have made their life’s work helping people enjoy amazing food.
Benjamin and Emily (Plott) Pixie ’05
Sweet energy feeding the community.
Silvestro Silvestori ’99
The Awaiting Table cooking school in southern Italy.
Evergreen students are passionate about solving the global challenges of feeding the world.
Ann Magyar ’98 and Ben Scholtz ’92
Ice cream purveyors make life sweet for their communities.
Beth Howard ’83
On a mission to make the world better through pie.
Roger Goldingay ’73
Portland’s food-pod pioneer.
Cheryl Sesnon ’88
Food at the heart of nurturing communities.
Donna (Goodman) Maltz ’81
Serving the people of Alaska.
In print and online, Stacy Fraser ’96 and Leslie Hatfield ’04 help us make food that’s healthy and delicious.
Mark Sopchak ’94 and Jenna Park ’94
Spicy sweet confections that are more than your average cookie.
News & Notes
- A Towering Success
Director Byron Howard ’90 brings Disney’s 50th animated feature “Tangled” to the big screen.
- Congratulations…It’s a Slug!
When Bill Leonard ’87 and Casey Richart ’00 discovered a new slug species, they honored faculty member Steve Herman by naming it after him.
- Fulbright Funds Study in Finland
MiT Grad Sarah Applegate ’92, MiT ’95 recognized with a Fulbright Award in Teaching grant.
- Greener Takes Home the Gold
Audrey Marrs ’96 wins an Oscar for her documentary “Inside Job.”
- Listen to Their Music
Check out the Evergreen Student Music Project 2011, available for download.