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Darryl Benjamin

(Author, Educator, Photographer)
Darryl Benjamin is a passionate educator and advocate for sustainable food systems. Benjamin is co-author of The Farm to Table Handbook, published by Chelsea Green. He holds a Leadership for Sustainable Food Systems Professional Certificate from the University of Vermont, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA in English Literature from McGill University. Benjamin is cofounder and president of The GMO Breakthrough Education Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to transforming global food systems through education. Benjamin has taught at over a dozen universities and colleges in Massachusetts and Vermont, including six years in food sustainability, writing, and marketing at New England Culinary Institute. He currently lectures and conducts seminars on sustainable food systems, GMOs, and farm-to-table principles.
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“Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”   ― Wendell Berry

Skills

Transdisciplinary teaching with an emphasis on Sustainable Food Systems and Writing (including creative writing, non-fiction, and composition).

Deep experience with liberal arts study benefiting the community, with an emphasis on stewardship and sustainability. New England Culinary Institute attracts students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. I strongly endorse and have always taught that the best education is practical and enlightening.

About Darryl Benjamin

Skills endorsed in LinkedIn by peers:
Teaching, Higher Education, Editing, Public Speaking, Blogging, Creative Writing, Marketing Communications, Social Media, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising.

Technical skills include:
MS Office, Curriculum Development, Social Media, Nonprofits, Graphic Design, Strategic Planning, Publishing, Fiction, E-Learning, Books, Copywriting, Sustainability, Online Marketing, Publications, and Marketing Strategy.

If you have any questions regarding my skills, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Education

Professional Certificate in Leadership for
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS
University of Vermont, July 2015

Darryl holds a Professional Leadership in Sustainable Food Systems Certificate from the University of Vermont as well a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in English Literature from McGill University.

He’s taught writing, marketing, and sustainable food systems for six years at New England Culinary Institute.

MFA

Masters of Fine Arts in Writing Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont

BA

Bachelors of Arts in English Literature McGill University, Montréal, Québec

Experience

Darryl is co-author of forthcoming textbook (with Chef Lyndon Virkler), Real-World Farm to Table. He is a guest blog writer for UVM Extension Food-Feed Site. Darryl is a full-time core instructor at New England Culinary Institute, where he teaches sustainable food systems, writing, and marketing.

2009
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Present

Core Academic Instructor

New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier VT (2009–Present). Consistently teach year-round program with four semester starts.

2009
to
Present

Food & Sustainability Blogger

University of Vermont, Burlington VT (2014–Present). Sustainable Food Systems and the University of Vermont.

2002
to
2005

Full time Assistant Professor

Middlesex Community College, Bedford MA—Full-time Assistant Professor (2002-2005). Taught four courses per semester, including marketing and advertising classes.

2009
to
Present

Core Academic Instructor

New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier VT (2009–Present). Consistently teach year round program, four semester-starts per year.

2014
to
Present

Food & Sustainability Blogger

University of Vermont, Burlington VT (2014–Present). Sustainable Food Systems and the University of Vermont.

2002
to
2005

Full time Assistant Professor

Middlesex Community College, Bedford MA—Full-time Assistant Professor (2002-2005). Taught four courses per semester, including marketing and advertising classes.