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Hi CK UVMers,

The 2nd Annual Vermont Food Summit is next week! See below the excellent
event list. Hope to see you there!

Please forward this information along to friends, professors, listservs, etc
who you think might be interested. Events are open to all! Come check 'em

****please forward widely*

*Check out the super cool events happening all over campus for the 2nd
Annual Vermont Food Summit!! There will be several film debuts, a chance to
talk to real live farmers, a couple cooking workshops, and of course LOTS of

*2nd Annual Vermont Food Summit Schedule*

*FeelGood* *Localvore Sandwich*

Stop by FeelGood Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-3pm
Help us end world hunger by purchasing a grilled cheese!


*UVM Continuing Education and City Market** FRESH* 5:00pm-- Billings Lecture
View a special screening of the film FRESH (
with the film Director ana Sofia joanes. The event is taking place at UVM's
Campus Center Theater on Saturday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30
p.m. Register at


*FAN Club* *Go Green – Fruits and Vegetables, That Is!* 12-2pm-- Rosa Parks
Stop by the Rosa Parks room on Monday April 12 from 12-2 to learn more about
getting the green, in your diet that is!  Join UVM's Food and Nutrition Club
to learn fun facts about green fruits and vegetables, what they do for your
body, and explore different ways to prepare these colorful foodstuffs!

*Liz Bruner, Environmental Studies **Eco-Gastronomy Thesis and Local Foods
Discussion* 3-4pm-- Rosa Parks room
Note: I'm researching the term eco-gastronomy, which was coined by the Slow
Foods movement and works to preserve seed biodiversity, cultural heritage,
and the pleasures of eating good food in good company. In the presentation,
I will present my research thus far and talk about how the eco-gastronomy
term relates to Vermont foods. I will present my research thus far and talk
about how the eco-gastronomy term relates to Vermont foods and then open it
up for discussion. Please RSVP to [log in to unmask] so that I can make some
local-food appetizers for us all!

*CKP@UVM*: *Battle of the Campus Chefs* 6-8pm-- Grand Maple Ballroom
The ultimate competition, eight chefs pair up with student groups to create
a dish that will be judged by a panel and the audience. This kick-off event
for the Summit will prove to be entertaining and delicious, all for a good
cause! Different students groups will work with their chefs to create an
appetizer, salad, or dessert that will be judged on categories such as use
of local ingredients, originality, taste, and so on. The winner receives a
trophy to bring back to their dining hall and the title of “UVM Top Chef”!
The audience will count for half of the votes, so come and support your
favorite campus chefs and students groups by eating the best that they have
to offer! Admission to the event is a $4 donation to Campus Kitchens at the


*UVM Bike Users Group and Slow Food* *Pedal Powered Smoothies!* 10am-1pm--
Rosa Parks room
Come put your own energy in to the food you eat by pedaling a bike that
powers a blender!

*Slow Food** Fair vs. Local: Documentary Screening and
Discussion*6:30-8:30-- Silver Maple Ball Room
Screening of Black Gold, 8:30-9:30pm: Discussion about the importance of
fair trade in the “locavore” movement with the Burlington Fair Trade Council
and Jeff Roberts, Professor of The Culture of Food at NECI in Montpelier.


*Slow Food **Eat-in and Discussion* 11am – 2 pm
11-12:30pm: Hear about what Slow Food is doing to get more local food onto
campus and see how you can get involved.
12:30-2pm: Discuss the importance of place and taste in relation to food
with Professor Amy Trubek

*FeelGood* ---*Bluebird Tavern,* 317 Riverside Ave
Enjoy a delicious meal at Bluebird Tavern (, which will
be donating 10% of their sales to FeelGood!


*FeelGood* *Brown Bag Lunch: What Does Hunger Mean to You?* A Conversation
About Change Rosa Parks room--11:45
A discussion about the various forms of hunger and what we all can do to
change the way we think about hunger. The potential to make a difference in
the world begins with conversation.

*Sodexho Sustainability Interns* *Real Food Challenge* Davis Center
Chittenden: Bank Room-- 630-930pm
Come learn more about the Real Food Challenge and its place here at UVM, as
it is now and how it could be in the future. Keep an eye and ear out for
more details as they become available!

*Student Life and Eco-Reps* *Film Debut* Brennans Pub-- 8-9pm
Come be enlightened by the debut of the film, 'Breaking Down; Composting in
the Davis Center', a documentary film that aims to educate students on what
compost is and how it goes down at UVM. A discussion will follow to answer
any questions and discuss composting issues.


*CE Summer* *Unviversity at the Horticulture Farm* Rosa Parks room-- 11-1pm
This summer become a part of this great hands-on, field based program during
the prime growing season in Vermont! Whether you are interested in food
systems, integrated pest management, landscape horticulture or apple
production, there is the right course in the perfect location! Learn more
about these opportunities and meet the professors who are a part of these

*The Intervale and UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture* *So you want to
be a farmer?* Rosa Parks Room-- 2:30-3:30pm
Are you a beginning or aspiring farmer? Want to know more about the
resources available to you in Vermont? Bring your questions to the New
Farmer Q&A with Mandy Davis from Agricultural Development Services at the
Intervale Center and Ben Waterman from UVM’s Center for Sustainable
Mandy and Ben will answer questions and provide guidance for people looking

   - Work on farms this summer
   - Figure out what to study at UVM that will help them pursue agriculture
   after graduation
   - Apply for an incubator program (and prepare to apply for one)
   - Access business planning, financing and land access services
   - Give us feedback or information about services that are missing that
   they need
   - Just chat with a couple of service providers about available resources
   in Vermont and other states

*Ecological World Cuisine* *Curry Workshop* Christie Wright Patterson
Kitchen-- 5-6:30pm
Do you know what's in the curry you get in the Davis center? Do you want to
find out? EWC wants to expand your horizons and teach you how to make curry!
Come, learn, and even help make curry from scratch and find out what's in
that delicious foreign cuisine we call curry. You will also learn everything
there is to know about curry; from its history to its medicinal benefits.
The best part: Free food!

*CK UVM and UPB **Contra Dance* Silver Maple Ballroom-- 8-11:30pm
Come dance your pants off to the musical stylings of Atlantic Crossing and
the Mad Robbin Caller’s Collective! Admission is $2 and/or a non-perishable
food item at the door, to be donated to the Chittenden Emergency Food


*Food Salvage **21st Annual Spring Banquet King St. Youth Center*, 87 King
St-- 5pm
Join us for our annual charity fundraising supper! We will have a sampling
of food from local businesses all over Burlington including Chicken
Charlie’s, American Flatbread, Domino’s and Magnolia. UVM’s a cappella
groups will also perform! Tickets are $5 for an all-you-can-eat feast, and
every penny goes to the Lund Family Center. Come to eat, or contact Holly (
[log in to unmask]) to volunteer – helpers eat for free!