Beth Bridgeman is an associate professor of Cooperative Education. She teaches a series of Reskilling and Resilience courses, exploring seed-resilience, plant medicine, regenerative agriculture and commensality. Her pedagogy includes peer-to-peer teaching within a democratic educational framework.
Beth directs cooperative education partnerships in sustainability, environmental science, biomedical science, and alternative education. She is co-op liaison to the science division and to the Japanese language and culture program. A recipient of a faculty excellence award from the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, she is also an Oral History in the Liberal Arts Faculty Fellow, receiving funding for her project “Re-establishing a Seed Commons through Oral History Methodology” with support from the Mellon Foundation. Her concurrent research, “Pedagogies of Nature: Shinto, Spiritual Ecology, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge” recently received National Endowment for the Arts funding through the Great Lakes College Association.
M.A., International Administration, SIT Graduate Institute
B.A., Education, University of Northern Colorado
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence in Service Award.
Food, Forage, Farm, Feast: Teaching Reskilling, Sustainability and Commensality at Antioch College, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, 2019
The Antioch Apothecary: Place-Based Experiential Learning: Society for Ethnobiology, 2019
The Outdoor Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves, Environmental Education Council Ohio, 2019
Seed Sovereignty: How to Save Seed and Why You Should: OEFFA, 2019
Seed Saving and Seed Law, CFAES Day of Education, The Ohio State University, 2019
History of Seed Patent Law in the United States Since 1930, InFACT Seed to Sustainability, 2017
Community Efforts and Environmentalism, Chatham College Food and Climate Change conference, 2017
Seed-saving: OSU Extension Annual School Gardening Conference, 2017
Antioch College Rich Earth Institute residency and design-build, 2017
Re-establishing a Seed Commons through Oral History Methodology https://www.wyso.org/post/capturing-story-seeds
Advancing the Use of Human Waste as a Resource https://ysnews.com/news/2017/03/no-1-waste-is-golden-opportunity
Ohayo-Ohio, an eight-day Japanese Symposium presented at Antioch College, 2016 https://antiochcollege.edu/news/college_events/ohayo-ohio-japanese-symposium https://ysnews.com/news/2016/04/japanese-culture-in-bloom-in-yellow-springs
Antioch College Seed School, a one week immersion workshop, 2015 https://antiochcollege.edu/news/college_events/seed-school-comes-antioch-college
EXPR 140: The Antioch Harvest: Seed-saving, Canning, Fermenting, and Preserving
EXPR 241: Reskilling, Sustainability and Community
EXPR 340: The Antioch Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves
EXPR 341: Seed Sovereignty and Citizen Action.
EXPR 242: Resilience in the Anthropocene.
EXPR 240: Food, Farming and Resilience: Integrative Learning on the Antioch Farm
EXPR 145: Foundations of Community Action: Cooperative Education Preparation
COOP 345: Cooperative Education Field Experience II
COOP 390: Cooperative Education Field Experience III
COOP 490: Cooperative Education Field Experience Capstone