Binghamton Acres Partnership
Garden to Grill at Binghamton University Acres
The 2nd Annual Garden to Grill event was held September 14 at the Binghamton University Acres. As friends and financial supporters of Acres, we are very excited to be a part of this amazing event each year.
2016 Garden to Grill
2015 Garden to Grill
(photos by Jonathan Cohen)
Harvest Dinner at College in the Woods Dining Center
More than 1,000 guests enjoyed the season’s bounty at Binghamton University’s second annual harvest dinner. Serving 380 pounds of butternut squash, pumpkin, gourds, Roma tomatoes, onions, beets, potatoes, carrots and greens, this year’s event nearly doubled last year’s guests.
The harvest dinner is a celebration of local foods and a partnership between Binghamton University Dining Services and the University's own Binghamton University Acres Farm, a fully functioning farm. All produce from Binghamton University Acres Farm is donated to College In The Woods Dining Hall to be served at no charge to dining guests.
“The business plan is simple; land is prepped by students, seeds are planted by students, garden is nurtured by students, food is harvested by students all in the effort to feed students,” said Rich Herb, Executive Chef at CIW Dining Center. “Even the compost is derived from the campus’ composting program in which food from the dining services is collected daily - also by students - composted and used in the gardening project.”
B-Healthy in the Woods at College in the Woods Dining Center
‘A healthy attitude is contagious’ was the concept for the B-Healthy in the Woods event at College-in-the-Woods dining center at Binghamton University.
For this resident dining event, Binghamton University Dining Services partnered with multiple campus departments and student groups to meet University President Harvey G. Stenger’s goal of being the healthiest campus in the country, as well as fulfilling the commitment to a Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA).
“Most importantly, this event highlighted the plethora of available campus dining and activity options for students,” said Marketing Coordinator Casey Slocum. “The ultimate goal was showing students that making the healthy choice can be the easy choice.”
Dining Services worked closely with the University’s B-Healthy Committee, a group dedicated to the campus-wide well-being initiative for individuals and the environment, to ensure that all aspects of wellness were represented by creating interactive and educational stations.
Gifts from the Garden at College in the Woods Dining Center
This station offers fresh vegetables harvested from Binghamton Acres daily.
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