Joan Gussow of Piermont has been teaching a life-transformative course, "Nutritional Ecology" since 1970. With this course Joan pioneered a way to teach generations of nutrition students broad systems level thinking connecting human and ecological health. "Cultivation" captures the essence of Joan's teaching and celebrates her continued influence.
The New York Times called Joan the "matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement." Michael Pollan agrees, saying Joan "has been a powerful influence on the food movement."
The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy invites you to the premiere of Cultivation.
Cultivation is a documentary film by Gioacchino Taliercio, MS ‘14, that features the ground‑breaking work of Joan Dye Gussow, EdD, Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Cultivation captures the essence of Joan’s life-changing “Nutritional Ecology” course. Joan is a pioneer in connecting the nutrition field
to ecological sustainability.
MONDAY · NOVEMBER 17, 2014 · 6:00 pm
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
(Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
Gioacchino Taliercio is an Emmy Award winning video-journalist and graduate of
the Nutrition and Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University