Nurturing (the) Environment
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Around the Table: November 2008
The fall semester is officially in full swing. In the Warren Green kitchen, Sam Lipschultz and Michelle Lewin ’09 are cooking a pot of homemade—right down to the vegetable stock—minestrone. As they cook, they prepare for a geography quiz in Joshua Muldavin’s course “Food, Agriculture, and Development.” A number of Warren Green residents are in the class, and their understanding of global food and agriculture practices makes their support of local food systems all the more meaningful.
The refrigerator decorations have changed since the beginning of the semester. In addition to a list of what produce is in season, there is now a “skill sharing list” detailing special talents of the Warren Green residents:
Laurie: I know good hiding places on campus.
Aaron: I know a bit about book binding.
Yesi: Knows how to boogie, in all forms requiring intense hip movement.
Tami: I crochet!
Though this group has lived together for barely three months, their affection for one another is evident. Laurie Mittelmann ’10 walks into the kitchen after hanging up her laundry, which has been cleaned in the energy-efficient washer and is now air-drying in the front entryway (Warren Green residents eschew clothes dryer). Lipschultz looks at the dozens of colorful socks hanging from the pipes and says earnestly, “You know, it’s kind of nice to have your laundry hanging everywhere.”
Lewin agrees, “It’s homey.”
“It’s the first time that I’ve done laundry all semester,” Mittelmann proudly replies.
When dinner is served, Lewin forgoes the bell and grabs the bullhorn. She calls out, “Dinnertime! I love you.”