50 years of Food and Farm Studies at Huxley: The Legacy of Ernst Gayden and Human/Food Ecology at Huxley

Gigi Berardi


Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 4:30pm


After the talk Gigi will signing books and have copies of her new book, FoodWISE, for sale to benefit Farm & Food Studies at Huxley.


For Spring Quarter 2020 the Huxley Speaker Series will be celebrating Huxley College's 50th Anniversary with a series of talks by Huxley students, alumni, faculty and emeritus faculty. 

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Dr. Gigi Berardi received her BA in biology with high honors from John Muir College, University of California San Diego and her MS and PhD in Resources, Policy, and Planning from Cornell University. She holds a MA in dance (now, World Arts and Cultures) from UCLA. She is now professor  (after 11 years as chair of the Department of Environmental Studies) at Huxley College, Western Washington University, where she focuses on community vulnerabilities and rural ecology. Her research and writing includes study and review of Food and Farm Systems, Native American Studies and Tribal Education, and Performing Arts. She teaches courses in writing, history and philosophy of science, sustainable agriculture, cheesemaking, and eco-gastronomy. In the summer, she takes students to Switzerland, Italy, and Mexico for field intensives. Her most recent book, FoodWISE, has been hailed by food writer Michael Pollan as "full of wisdom" and listed as one of “19 reads that inspire us and challenge us to be better activists, environmentalists, cooks, policymakers, protectors of the planet,farmers, supporters of pollinators and advocates for a better food system.” (Forbes.com)


Gigi's Food blog.

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The Huxley Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public.

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Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in the Academic Center West (AW-204) on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.


Complimentary parking for the Huxley Speaker Series is available in Parking Lot 12A after 4:00 on Thursdays during Winter quarter.


WWU is an equal opportunity institution.

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