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Ecotherapy Interest Group: Ecological Gastronomy

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We will host yet another exciting Ecotherapy Interest Group meeting on Monday, April 21 from 6 to 8 pm, featuring a talk on Ecological Gastronomy.

Free and open to all, the interest group is dedicated to exploring topics that foster a deeper connection between humanity and nature. It is offered under the leadership of Dr. Ed O'Malley, Academic Director and Program Coordinator of The Graduate Institute's Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability certificate program (

Learn about Ecological Gastronomy, with cultural food ecologist Katharine Millonzi:

Food is many things at once: a mode of discourse, an object of knowledge and the very staff of life. You are what you eat’ is a saying that usually signifies the influence of diet on health and well-being. When we turn this adage around – ‘What you eat is what you are’ – we see more clearly the broader implications of our food-ways. The 21st century mismatch of bodies, food cultures, and production methods requires a re-alignment. The study of 'ecological gastronomy' offers practical and conceptual remedies for reinstating balance in our social and biological landscapes. Discover how to revitalize ecological consciousness through turning on your taste buds.