Event Title

Northeast Ohio's Agriculture Climate: An Online Literary and Visual Storytelling Exhibition

Presenter Information

Ora Hammel, Oberlin College

Location

Virtual presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

5-2-2020 5:00 PM

Abstract

This project explores Northeast Ohio Farming by taking a close look at three local farms that source to Oberlin College CDS and OSCA: New Creation Farm, Rainbow Farms, and Tyler's Farm. Through conducting participant observations, in-depth interviews, and outside research, narratives unfolded. The exhibition includes stories about first-generation farming, hydroponic farming, and animal husbandry. Embedded in these accounts are matters related to conventional versus sustainable practices, migrant farmworker programs, the romanticism of farm life, and clientele relations. This exhibition seeks to address some of the complexities of American farming by sharing stories behind the food on your Oberlin dining plate.

Keywords:

Agriculture, Storytelling, Qualitative research, Participant observation, In-depth interviews, Farming, Northeast Ohio, Local

Major

Environmental Studies

Project Mentor(s)

Tom Newlin, Russian
Karl Offen, Environmental Studies

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Apr 27th, 8:00 AM May 2nd, 5:00 PM

Northeast Ohio's Agriculture Climate: An Online Literary and Visual Storytelling Exhibition

Virtual presentation

This project explores Northeast Ohio Farming by taking a close look at three local farms that source to Oberlin College CDS and OSCA: New Creation Farm, Rainbow Farms, and Tyler's Farm. Through conducting participant observations, in-depth interviews, and outside research, narratives unfolded. The exhibition includes stories about first-generation farming, hydroponic farming, and animal husbandry. Embedded in these accounts are matters related to conventional versus sustainable practices, migrant farmworker programs, the romanticism of farm life, and clientele relations. This exhibition seeks to address some of the complexities of American farming by sharing stories behind the food on your Oberlin dining plate.