Get your own pair of purple feet at the Grape Stomp in Glade Spring Town Square on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 8 a.m. to noon. A team of service-learning students from the Introduction to Environmental Studies course is organzing the event in collaboration with the Glade Spring Farmer's Market. All are encouraged to attend this fun, free event. Prizes will be given to the teams that stomp the most juice out of the locally grown grapes.
The Grape Stomp is just one of several service-learning efforts the Intro to Environmental Studies students are undertaking this fall. Each student is responsible for working in the College's organic garden which supplies food to the College's food service Sodexo and the Stone Soup Food Pantry in Abingdon, as well as the local Glade Spring Farmer's Market. A team of students will be organizing a pumpkin painting event at the Glade Spring Farmer's Market on Saturday, October 8.
Professors Laura Hainsworth and Ed Davis integrate the community service with the classroom learning through discussions of such books as The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan and by investigating the links between human society and earth systems, studying scientific measures of the disruption of earth systems by human activities using biology, chemistry, geology and physics.
For more information or to sign up your own grape stomping team, contact Mason Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=273873952631025.