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Presentation at Williams College, Williamstown

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A couple of weeks ago I was a guest speaker at Williams College in Williamstown MA, I was invited to present my experiences “going green” as well as demonstrate some culinary techniques. Williams college Dinning services is committed to a sustainable future, they buy most of the products locally, have set in place a composting system and recycle most of their waste. They use PLA cups and many other eco friendly disposable materials. I visited a dairy farm that makes a really good cheese called TOBASI, Cricket Creek Farm, then met with one of the most passionated farmers I have ever met, Bill Stinson, he grows incredible cherry tomatoes, haricot verts, heirlum, etc etc. Williams college sorts most of the produce from Bill. I did a two hour cooking demonstration the next day with Bill’s products, a 4 course menu!. In the afternoon I presented all the “Eco Friendly” practiques we adopted at Taranta and how they could be implemented at a large scale (College – University). The experience was fascinating as I was a motivational agent for others to change their minds towards benefiting the environment.