We're starting the responsible tourism activities on October 11, with a hike and a trip organized by Cyclamen, a local tour operator.
Meanwhile, D., for encouragement no doubt, sent me these 2 links from the Chronicle of Higher Education, which is to academia what The Wall Street Journal is to whatever is left from Wall Street.
"She and some of her colleagues at Emory are trying to change farming and food in the state, one meal at a time. Community gardens and farmers' markets have been set up on the campus to get people talking about seasonal food and regional farming. But the centerpiece of the university's sustainable-foods program is an ambitious — some might say unachievable — goal: by 2015, to have 75 percent of the 25,000 meals served each day at Emory feature regional or sustainable sources of food."
"A $2.5-million gift to Bates College will give its students plenty of food for thought this year. The private college, in Lewiston, Me., plans to use the money to spur a yearlong examination of how Americans get their food and the social and economic implications of the food-distribution system.
The donation, given anonymously by an alumnus, established an endowment to buy and serve more local, organic, and natural food. The donor gave Bates the gift (plus another $2.5-million for unrestricted use) about two years ago, but the college waited until this month to announce it. Along with the opening of a sustainable dining facility last spring, the gift is being used to start the campuswide exploration, called "Nourishing Body and Mind: Bates Contemplates Food.""