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Beth teaches a series of Reskilling and Resilience courses, exploring seed-resilience, plant medicine, regenerative agriculture and commensality.  

She leads cooperative education partnerships in sustainability, environmental science, biomedical science, and alternative education, and 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 has also received GLCA OHLA funding for her project “Re-establishing a Seed Commons through Oral History Methodology”. Accepted presentations in 2019 include: the Society for Ethnobiology, the Association for the Study of Food & Society, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, the Ohio State University, and School of the Alternative.  

EDUCATION

Master of International Administration, SIT Graduate Institute

BA, Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado

AWARDS

Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence in Service Award.

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Food, Forage, Farm, Feast: Teaching Reskilling, Sustainability and Commensality at Antioch College- AASHE, 2019

The Antioch Apothecary: Place-Based Experiential Learning: Society for Ethnobiology, 2019

The Outdoor Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves, Environmental Education Council of 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

Seed Law, Community Solutions, 2018

History of Seed Patent Law in the United States Since 1930, InFACT Seed to Sustainability, Antioch College, 2017

Community Efforts and Environmentalism, Chatham College Food and Climate Change conference, 2017

Seed-saving: Teaching Methods for School Gardening, OSU Extension Annual School Gardening Conference, 2017

Communities of Sustainable Practice: Seed-saving as Resilience, F.O.C.U.S. Minority, Women and Small Farmers conference, Central State University, 2016.  

A Higher Education Perspective on Outdoor Education, Environmental Education Council of Ohio Annual Conference, 2016

COURSES

The Antioch Harvest: Seed-saving, Canning, Fermenting, and Preserving

Reskilling, Sustainability and Community

The Antioch Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves

Seed Sovereignty and Citizen Action.  

Resilience in the Anthropocene.

Food, Farming and Resilience: Integrative Learning on the Antioch Farm

Cooperative Education 145, 245, 345, 390,  445