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Gardens to Table Food Day

16 Oct

Come join us this October 24th to celebrate Food Day!!

Time: 11AM-1PM

Location: Nutrition and Dietetics Garden at the corner of Compton and Rutger on SLU’s Allied Health Campus

We will be teaching about sustainable food systems by having several stations around our garden teaching about food deserts and food access, composting and vermiculture, how to get involved with CSA’s and Slow Foods St. Louis, fighting childhood obesity, and the process of growing and promoting healthy, sustainable and just food that uses humane agricultural practices.  The event will kick off with a speech from our keynote speaker, Russ Kremer.  This will be held at the bleachers around the track across the street from the garden.  He will discuss why he switched from industrial agricultural practices to a method limiting the use of antibiotics and eliminating hormones and additives. Then, we will all cross the street to the garden where the stations and food will be presented.  For the stations, we will have a variety of experts such as the St. Louis Food Policy Council, Healthy Youth Partnership, Slow Foods St. Louis, and other agencies that work with these topics to teach of their individual disciplines.

Along with having stations teaching ways to get involved, we will also be serving a lunch for the mere price of $4.  This lunch will consist of “Pulled Pork Sandwiches” using pork from Heritage Acres Farms and barbecue sauce from Pappy’s Smokehouse, “Bean and Beer Soup” using beans from Bellews Creek Farm  and beer from Schlafly Bottleworks,  “Dixie’s Baked Squash” with squash from Three Girls and a Tractor Farm, “Farm Fresh Salad” using produce from Berger Bluff Farm  and fresh herbs from our organic garden,  and Sweet Potato Cookies with sweet potatoes from Schuetz Farms. 
There will be shuttles running from the residence halls to our garden to transport SLU students that have not gone home for fall break.  We have also secured free parking in our Hickory East parking garage during this event.

Here is a link to the national website!

http://foodday.org/

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World Food Day

16 Oct

Newsflash: There are not one, but TWO Food Days in October!

In addition to Food Day on October 24th, World Food Day is this October 16th – its purpose is to “increase awareness, understanding and informed,  year-around action to alleviate hunger.”

In observation of World Food Day, Washington University Graduate students have planned a series of events throughout the week and have invited us to participate.

Check out the flyer below!