Animals are active, albeit often reluctant collaborators in food production and consumption. Bees and domesticated animals support pollination and soil health and productivity, respectively. The intimate relationship between these animals and their human care takers, although labor intensive, results in creating and maintaining robust food ecosystems with an emphasis on sustainable agricultural practices. Through a visit to Bloomington’s Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, and Goat Conspiracy, a sustainable farm in Brown County, students will be exposed to discussions about the unique ways animals contribute to our food supply while exploring the complexities inherent in the partnership.
Locations: Hilltop Garden and Nature Center on IU's campus Bloomington and Goat Conspiracy in Brown County
Date and Time: October 12, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Students will meet at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center (2367 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47408) by 1:00 pm for a tour. A bus will transport students to the Goat Conspiracy Farm site. The bus will return at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at 5:00 p.m.