FYLC: Food Carts, Farms, and Freddy’s

Thinking About Eating in Portland

FYLC 2013 Heidi and DerekFaculty members: Derek Moyer & Heidi Owsley

Linked Courses:
Fall—EN 101, College Composition
Spring—EN 200, Advanced Composition

What do you eat? How does it get from there to here-and why does it matter? What do eating well and eating badly really mean?

In this First-Year Learning Community, students will…

  • Explore some of the many moral, political, social, economic, environmental, and spiritual implications of eating.
  • Look into the issues of access to food and practices of eating that are tied to problems of homelessness, poverty, social and economic structures, and city policies.
  • Dive into the complicated and diverse production and distribution systems that support Portlanders’ habits of eating.
  • See how cities each city has certain eating practices, and how different parts of the cities eat
  • Hear the perspectives of many members of the city who deal with different parts of our food system, who eat differently, who have different ways of understanding food, who challenge us in different ways about what it means to eat well
Meet your 2014-15 Peer Mentors



Brooke Larkins, a Music Business Major: “I’m excited to be a peer mentor because I want the incoming freshman to have a good impression of Warner their first year from the moment they start school and I feel honored to be a part of that.”

Amanda Robinson, Human Development and Family Studies Major: I’m excited to be a Peer Mentor because I’m excited to hear my mentee’s stories and learn about and enjoy some awesome food together.”

“I am loving sharing laughs with my FYLC!” 2014-15 Peer Mentor

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