"Experiential learning is a major cornerstone of the EcoGastronomy dual major.  Some experiences were:

  • participate in outside activities and write about them
  • field trips to farms, composting areas, farmers markets, and the like
  • hands on learning in a professional kitchen by actually cooking different kinds of dishes and entire meals
  • research on a real town in the community and wrote an actual needs assessment and then wrote a grant for an intervention project that we had developed for the town
  • farm visits, attend guest lectures, participate in community pot luck dinners,  herb walks and group cooking experiences, intern with kindergarten kids at the Early Sprouts program at the CSDC (Child Study and Development Center) on campus, participate in the organic garden club, SlowFood UNH, and the Waysmeet food drive for the cornucopia food basket.

Experiential learning goes beyond the classroom..."

Heather Rusaw, 2012, Nutrition and EcoGastronomy



Visit a Winter Farmers’ Market 

Wentworth Greenhouses, Rollinsford  Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, April 5

Exeter High School  Feb. 8, Mar. 8, April 12

Maple Weekend

Saturday and Sunday,22 & 23 March 2014

Over 110 sugar houses statewide are open for the 19th Annual NH Maple Weekend. Join the fun and learn why they are celebrating the sweetest season of the year!!

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics Undergraduate Research Conference

Friday, 25 April 2014.  Paul Building, Ground and First floor.

EcoGastronomy’s graduates, review their Capstone Research Projects.




Strawbery Banke 

Visit the gardens at Strawbery Banke
Portsmouth, NH


Organic Garden Club: tour and volunteer
Durham, NH

slow food UNH

Slow Food UNH meeting or event
MUB Entertainment Center

Wednesdays, 6 - 7 PM

Attend a Seacoast Slow Food event.

Buy Locally Grown Food

 Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food pantry
New Horizons for New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Nashua, NH

Maine Adult Education, Italian  Search Italian to find out where beginning Italian classes are being taught.