THE CAPSTONE is a celebration of innovation and scholarship centered on creating an equitable and sustainable food system. Through conversations, stories, ideas, and examples, students share their final Capstone projects–an opportunity to lift up their food systems knowledge, individual research, creative problem solving, systems thinking, reflection, and analysis. Join us! Be inspired by hearing how possible it is to create positive food systems change!
For the coal miners of Appalachia, climate change has brought about economic hardship as jobs are being lost to the necessary growth in the renewable energy sector. August Stubler examines through a literature review and case study analysis, the movement toward food-based economic revitalization. Specifically focused on the introduction of apiary work in hard-hit communities as an economic development strategy, August analyzes one promising model and analyzes the impact of agricultural-based vocational training to transition former coal miners and their families toward more sustainable and resilient livelihoods.
Episode 3: Sweet as Honey: Reviving Appalachian Communities Through Food-based Enterprise
Featuring August Stubler August Stubler (he/they) is from Texas, a born and raised Houstonian dedicated to reimagining the world in a more equitable and sustainable way. His passion for agriculture was stirred during a work-study position on the campus farm of Hampshire College, where, in his first year, he changed majors from Sociocultural Anthropology to Sustainable Agriculture. Since then, they have continued their education at Prescott College and completed their Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Community Development. August’s academic interests revolve around deconstructing the connections between racism and capitalism through agriculture and community.
In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, singing, dancing, and road-tripping with his partner and friends. After graduation, they aspire to work closely with community organizers and farmers in order to reimagine value chains to prioritize people and environmental wellbeing in food systems.
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The students and faculty of the MSFS program bring this podcast to you because we believe in ideas, we believe in knowledge that inspires, and we believe that change is possible!
Join with others who are passionate about the transformative power of food in the work to create equity, opportunity, health and wellbeing, regenerative environments, and sustainability. The M.S. degree in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) at Prescott College is an experience that combines a vibrant online learning environment with the skills, support, knowledge, and networks to help you become a leader in the movements to establish food justice, strong regional food economies, sustainable diets and health, food policy, biodiversity, agroecology, and more!
Whether you want to talk to us about a topic in Sustainable Food Systems, learn more about our Master's program, or, would like to interview us, we're available to discuss topics related to biodiversity, food justice, sustainable farming practices, soil science and more.