Sharing From the Heart is a monthly initiative where young people from China and the United States come together around the pressing ecological, cultural, and spiritual issues of our time. Through sharing thoughts, personal stories, and actions in local settings, Chinese and American youth will begin building cross-cultural bonds to support a vision of a new, ecological civilization.
In this event, Corinne Hummel will share practices of urban rooftop gardening, stemming from her many years of volunteer experience at urban farms in the Seattle, Washington area. As part of the work, Corinne helped to plan and coordinate a rooftop farm project with the goal of promoting more fully integrated and holistic local food systems based on reducing waste as well as the environmental impact of transporting food. She will explore the way these types of hyperlocal food systems provide opportunities for embodying interconnectedness, contrasting this with the dominant model of global ‘food swapping.’
SPEAKER: Corinne Hummel
Corinne is a second year PhD student at the Claremont School of Theology, studying philosophy of religion with a focus in process studies. She lives in Seattle where she had focused her interests in sustainable urbanism prior to pursuing her studies in philosophy. As a philosophy student, Corinne remains dedicated to thinking about ecological issues, drawing on her past experiences and her continued study of political economy.
Friday, June 16, 2023
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