Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Common Ground Fair assignment (for Womersley EII)

You are assigned to go to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Common Ground Country Fair held this Friday through Sunday September 20-22 right here in Unity. The fair is an all-around good time so you should need no incentive to go; however, the following are added:

How to get in the fair for free:
  1. You may get in for free if you arrive at the volunteer coordination tents at each gate and announce yourself to the staff on duty as a Unity College student volunteering under Jim Merkel and Mick Womersley (professors)
  2. You will then be required to participate in fair clean-up during class hours Monday. Transportation will be provide. Attendance will be taken.
  3. If you are a MOFGA member you already get in for free, so you don't have to clean up Monday if you don't want, but we would be happy to have the extra help
  4. Regular class is therefore cancelled both Friday and Monday 20th and 23rd Septemeber.
  5. For those of you who were planning to go home or cannot attend the fair for any reason, your assignment is to visit a local or organic food outlet, such as a farmer's market or food cooperative, and complete the same assignment as the fair-goers (below)
The fair/local/organic food response paper:
  1. Buy food for a meal at the fair or at some local or organic food outlet. Be sure to find out where each ingredient comes from
  2. Make and eat the meal. (If you live in the residence halls and eat on the meal plan, the meal can be a snack.)
  3. Describe the meal and track the ingredients in a short informal essay. Explain why this was (or was not) a good meal. Humor and/or pathos are optional
  4. Due Friday October 5th in class via, posting to your ePortfolio optional
  5. This is a second check-in opportunity for me to evaluate your writing and critical thinking skills

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