Food Security

SAGE.Rachel'sTableLast week SAGE dining services director Ed Comer donated leftover food from the WA dining hall to Rachel’s Table a volunteer-based organization that picks up unsold and unserved food from institutions ranging from schools to restaurants for delivery to 35 different soup kitchens, shelters, and neighborhood pantries in Worcester area.

Nearly 100,000 people living in Worcester County experience food insecurity throughout the year. The United Nations World Food Summit (1996) defined food security as existing ““when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. Here in Worcester Continue reading

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Worcester Urban Orchards

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStaff from the Worcester Tree Initiative (WTI) were on campus today planting four species of  fruit trees (Satsuma and Burbank Plum, Luscious and and D’Anjou Pear) as part of their city wide effort to to cultivate urban orchards. Diverse, edible, and resilient urban greenscapes that promote public health and ecological integrity are a shared priority for Worcester Academy and the WTI. Pictured on the left: Executive Director, Peggy Middaugh, Program Coordinator, Ruth Seward, and Assistant Program Coordinator, Derek Lirange. The Pears and Plums add to the existing edible campus permaculture of apples, peaches, blueberries, black raspberries, mulberries, grapes, and serviceberries. Continue reading