Tue, February 08, 2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
On Zoom - NYU Florence Community-only
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
Event Opened to NYU Florence Community only
A talk by Nick Dakin-Elliot, Horticultural Associate at Villa La Pietra. (Event opened to NYU Florence community only)
This semester will see food that is grown on site being supplied to the cafeteria at Villa Natalia. This is a big event on our 2022 calendar but, historically speaking, fresh, zero miles, food that has been in a way that is kind on the environment is not new to Villa La Pietra.
For most of the 550-some years since the Villa was built, those who lived here would have thought it the most normal thing in the world. This talk takes a look at changing methods in the way such food was produced, the changing fashion in what people wanted to eat and what NYU is now doing to ensure its’ students may ‘taste the difference’ while knowing that NYU Florence is, at the same time, doing its bit to combat climate change.