Off Campus Activities
The off campus activities for this course are designed to get you to experience first hand the people involved in food-related practices and reflection studied in class. During the first half of the course, you will visit a local worship site to observe a ritual that features food in some way and to interview a participant. During the second half, you will visit a farm stand or farmer's market to purchase food for one or more meals, interview the farmer or farm staff, and observe your own communal or solitary eating. (You will sign up for both visits on the course content page in SacCT.) These two experiences will serve as the foundation for the two observation reports: the Worship Report and the Food Culture Report.
- For the Worship Report, you must observe formal worship at one of the times listed under Local Sites, not simply visit the site and talk to people.
- For the Food Culture Report, *choose a farmer's market or stand that sells food grown within 100 miles of your home.*
- In both cases, I strongly recommend that you go with at least one classmate, family member or friend. Though the people in charge of these sites are always welcoming, you should take the same precautions as in any other public place.