Italy Student Blogger Study Abroad

Field Notes: A Week in the Mountains

Paolo’s connection to the land and animals goes beyond consumer preference or cost-effectiveness. Like many Italian farmers we have met, Paolo inspires me to consider my values and their impact on my actions. Small, sustainable farmers like him give me hope in our future. Read More »

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Italy Student Blogger Study Abroad

From Summer to Fall and Past to Present

"What I love so much about working at Terreno is being able to see the two different processes (wine harvest and olive harvest) become two different products. Since wine and olive oil are so closely tied to Italian culture, helping produce them feels like a rite of passage. This immersion brings me closer to the people I routinely work with as well as other Italians I’ve met since being here." Read More »

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Italy Student Blogger Study Abroad

Building Bridges and Understanding the Culture

"Everything we learn supplements each other as if bridges are being built in my mind. I learned how to say eggplant in Italian and then I’m cooking it in the kitchen. I planted fennel in the garden and then I’m understanding the food sovereignty of agroecology. I visited a local farm and then I’m asking farmers how the Common Agriculture Policy impacts their agricultural practices. More than half of what I’ve learned since being here was learned outside of the classroom among the farmers, their land, and its culture." Read More »

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