Professor Vickery Interviewed about EweMass!
By Karen Nikos-Rose (original article) | Wednesday, March 29, 2023
By Karen Nikos-Rose (original article)
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Professor Vickery was recently featured in an article by the University of California, Davis for her work with Sustainable EweMass! The project offers an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to collectively explore the multiple dimensions of land management and animal husbandry, their environmental and social impacts, and issues of social justice, community and access to the natural world. Read the whole article here.
EweMass is involving other disciplines including literature, art, public history, ecology and of course, animal science, and is holding events with community fiber artists and even included an event featuring old, rare books held by the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies that feature animal husbandry and sheep. Their sheep come from Hadley Farm, UMass Amherst’s education farm for equines and livestock.
“You see it in art over and over again,” said Vickery. “The pastoral landscape is both beautiful and productive, sheep provide clothing, insulation, fertilizer and sometimes meat, all while mowing our green swards.”