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2022 Westheimer Peace Symposium: 09/28/22 Workshops and Activities

The 32nd annual Westheimer Peace Symposium -- Regenerative Agriculture for a Just and Peaceful Future -- speaks to the Westheimer theme of "Peace and the Environment" by focusing on regenerative agriculture as a path to sustainability and peace.

32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium September 28, 2022

32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium Downloadable Master Schedule (pdf)

32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium

For further information contact:
westheimer@wilmington.edu
 or call 937-481-2371

About the 2022 Westheimer Peace Symposium:

Join us for the 32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium entitled, “Regenerative Agriculture for a Just and Peaceful Future” with panels starting at 9:00 a.m. and activities ending at 5:00 p.m. Highlighting this year’s event will be a keynote address Wednesday, September 28th, from 7:00-8:15 p.m. featuring Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, The Ohio State University, Dr. Rattan Lal.  For five decades Lal has traveled all over the world, conducting research in the field of carbon sequestration, a practice that has been shown to significantly reduce carbon in the atmosphere while simultaneously restoring soil depleted by years of industrial farming.  Lal will be joined during the day by Ohio leaders of regenerative agriculture who will share their years of expertise in ecological farming. 

 

About the Westheimer Peace Symposium:

The Westheimer Peace Symposium, established in 1991 by a generous endowment from Charles and May Westheimer, is an annual event with four rotating themes: Peace and Nonviolence; Peace and Social Justice; Peace and the Environment, and Peace and the Nature of War. As a result, it is a key reflection of Wilmington College's Quaker heritage and its core values of peace, social justice, respect for all persons, and integrity. 

 


 

Special Registration Announcement

Many of our workshops have filled up quickly. Please do sign up for the limited waitlists as more seats may become available. Seating for Panels 1, 2, and 3 as well as the Keynote (which does not require registration) is still widely available.

09/28/22 Wilmington College Academic Farm Tour 10:20 -11:20 a.m.

10:20-11:20 a.m.

Wilmington College Academic Farm Tour

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Pick up and drop off location on campus: Center for Science and Agriculture Parking Lot, Wilmington College

Farm Location: 1594 Fife Ave, Wilmington, OH 45177

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About:

Jump on the farm wagon at 10:20 a.m. departing from the CSA parking lot (see campus map above) and ride out to tour the Wilmington College Academic Farm and see how we've incorporated sustainable agricultural practices. We will return you to Hermann Court at 11:20.

09/28/22 Wilmington College Academic Farm Tour 12:40 -1:40 p.m.

12:40-1:40 p.m.

Wilmington College Academic Farm Tour

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Pick up and drop off location on campus: Center for Science and Agriculture Parking Lot, Wilmington College

Farm Location: 1594 Fife Ave, Wilmington, OH 45177

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About:

Jump on the farm wagon at 12:40 p.m. departing from the CSA parking lot (see campus map above) and ride out to tour the Wilmington College Academic Farm and see how we've incorporated sustainable agricultural practices. We will return you to Hermann Court at 1:40 p.m.

09/28/22 Harvesting for the Farmer’s Market 1:50-2:50

1:50-2:50 p.m.

Harvesting for the Farmer's Market (Held at the Wilmington College Academic Farm)

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Pick up and drop off location on campus: Center for Science and Agriculture Parking Lot, Wilmington College

Farm Location: 1594 Fife Ave, Wilmington, OH 45177

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

Facilitator: Dr. Corey Cockerill, Professor of Agriculture, Wilmington College

***Special instructions: Please wear closed toed shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.

About:

Jump on the farm wagon at 1:50 p.m. departing from Hermann Court (see campus map above) and ride out to the Wilmington College Academic Farm to learn how to harvest and wash vegetables for the market with Professor Corey Cockerill. We will bring you back to campus at 2:50. Vegetables harvested in this session will be brought to the 4:00 p.m. Westheimer Peace Symposium Farmers Market.

09/28/22 Introduction to Seed Saving 1:50-2:50

1:50-2:50 p.m. 

Introduction to Seed Saving

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: Classroom 302, Center for Sciences and Agriculture, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About:

This workshop provides a brief overview of the history of seed saving and the current issues facing our food, seed, and farming systems that make learning and preserving this practice more critical than ever. Collecting seed stories and honoring communities of origin will also be addressed. Hands-on demonstrations covering basic selection and processing techniques, identification, labeling, storage, and utilizing seed libraries will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to take home a selection of open-pollinated, heirloom, and culturally significant seeds.

09/28/22 Introduction to Seed Saving 3:00-4:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Introduction to Seed Saving

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: Classroom 302, Center for Sciences and Agriculture, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About:

This workshop provides a brief overview of the history of seed saving and the current issues facing our food, seed, and farming systems that make learning and preserving this practice more critical than ever. Collecting seed stories and honoring communities of origin will also be addressed. Hands-on demonstrations covering basic selection and processing techniques, identification, labeling, storage, and utilizing seed libraries will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to take home a selection of open-pollinated, heirloom, and culturally significant seeds.

09/28/22 Nature Drawing with Mary Beth Thorngren-Crane 1:50-2:50 p.m.

1:50-2:50 p.m. 

Nature Drawing with Mary Beth Thorngren-Crane

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: Classroom 316, Center for Sciences and Agriculture, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About:

Join artist Mary Beth Thorngren-Crane to explore the fundamentals of nature drawing. The focus for this workshop will be seeds and seedpods. Supplies will be provided.

09/28/22 Nature Drawing with Mary Beth Thorngren-Crane 3:00-4:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Nature Drawing with Mary Beth Thorngren-Crane

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: Classroom 316, Center for Sciences and Agriculture, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About:

Join artist Mary Beth Thorngren-Crane to explore the fundamentals of nature drawing. The focus for this workshop will be seeds and seedpods. Supplies will be provided.

09/28/22 Container Gardening 1:50-2:50 p.m.

1:50-2:50 p.m. 

Container Gardening

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: WC Greenhouse, Corner of College and Elm, adjacent the Center for Science and Agriculture, Wilmington College (Rain location: inside the Greenhouse)

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

***Special instructions: Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.

Facilitators: 

Tania Burgos Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Wilmington

Jason Parrish, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Wilmington College

About:

Join Tania Burgos Hernandez and Jason Parrish in learning the perfect balance of soil and plants to grow beautiful containers of edible herbs and vegetables. At this workshop you will work together with two other workshop participants to plant a container. All supplies will be provided. Containers will be donated to the Wilmington College greenhouse following the workshop session.

09/28/22 Container Gardening 3:00-4:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Container Gardening

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: WC Greenhouse, Corner of College and Elm, adjacent the Center for Science and Agriculture, Wilmington College (Rain location: inside the Greenhouse)

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

***Special instructions: Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.

Facilitators: 

Tania Burgos Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Wilmington

Jason Parrish, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Wilmington College

About:

Join Tania Burgos Hernandez and Jason Parrish in learning the perfect balance of soil and plants to grow beautiful containers of edible herbs and vegetables. At this workshop you will work together with two other workshop participants to plant a container. All supplies will be provided. Containers will be donated to the Wilmington College greenhouse following the workshop session.

Creating an Environmentally-Friendly Watering System for the Community Gardens 3:00-4:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Creating an Environmentally-Friendly Watering System for the Community Gardens

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: Community Gardens are located at the end of Linton St. or directly across from the Pyle Center parking lot.

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

***Special instructions: Please wear closed toed shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.

Facilitators: 

Cassi DeHart Carter, Wilmington College Community Gardens manager.

Chip Murdock, Wilmington College Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

About:

Join Cassi DeHart Carter and Chip Murdock in creating a sustainable water system using rainwater for the Wilmington College Community gardens. Wilmington College administers the "Community Gardens" for campus and community managed by Permaculture and edibles expert Cassi DeHart Carter. In this hands-on activity guests will help install an environmentally friendly watering system for the garden, while learning about regenerative practices. Be sure to wear closed toed shoes and old clothes.


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