Porterville College



2019-20 CHAP Theme - Cornucopia Feast!: Perspectives on Food, Culture, and the Natural World

This year, CHAP looks at the different ways in which food has played a role in human culture and history.  From the evolution of the human diet, the transformation of landscapes from food production, the global trade in food and its impact on politics, economics, and cultural identity, food as symbols in art, folklore, mythology, and literature, to the modern obsessions with nutrition and diet, celebrity chefs, and cooking shows, food has occupied a central place in our daily lives and our imaginations.  CHAP celebrates all these perspectives on food – and perhaps an opportunity to share some of your own cooking with the campus community!

Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 Crisis, and in the interest public safety, the upcoming CHAP event, 6,000 Years of Farms and Farmers Markets has been cancelled.



There are currently no events.


All events will be held in the PC Theatre (map), and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Out of respect to presenters and the audience, doors for CHAP events will be closed 10 minutes after the start of the event, or when the theater reaches capacity.

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