April 2009


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Wed, 8 Apr 2009 07:42:43 -0400
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   Day Three of the Vermont Food Summit!    Today is the day where we bring our ideas and action to the table! Lets create some lasting change that will extend beyond this week!    Special guests in the Food Lounge from 10am-12pm today are... VERMONT COFFEE COMPANY!    They are bringing their expresso machine and will be handing out samples! Check it out, before you go up to the Livak Ballroom for the..    FUTURE OF FOOD OPEN SPACE FORUM!    Three Sessions from 10:30-1:30 in Livak Ballroom    This event is the ?table?, and you are all invited. It is where we turn the seeds into a garden, or take the ideas and turn them into action. The day will be divided into three sessions (#1 10:30-11:30am, #2, 11:30-12:30pm, and #3 12:30-1:30pm) and each one will provide 5-6 presenters who have an idea or current project that they want to turn into action. It can be anything from starting a garden on the University green, to requiring every student to carry their own utensils into the dining hall. There will be a note taker in each group that will compile all of the discussions and contact information into a publication that will be posted on the Vermont Food Summit website. Presentations range from on campus gardens to how to collaborate with agricultural community partners.    Special Food Lounge Presenter at Noon Today!    Susan Rubin, DMD, HHC[1] is a school food activist who has been active on the school food front for over a decade.  As the issues of childhood obesity and declining children's health have become epidemic, her work as a food expert and health educator has become critically important on a local and national level. Susan is the founder of Better School Food and a co-leader of Slow Food Westchester in NY. She will be talking about...    &QUOT;WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD &AMP; HEALTH, nutrients aren't the answer!  Learn how we lost our way and how to build your Food IQ!"    The students of the Real Food Challenge met Susan at a conference workshop in February, and she gave them the tools to confidently know what is wrong with our food system. We are very lucky to have her at the Vermont Food Summit, so make sure you don't miss it!!    TOUR OF THE UVM DAIRY BARN!    3pm, meet at the Dairy Barn on Spear Street     Bike or walk to the dairy barn and meet the students of the CREAM program! Learn about what they do, literally, everyday, hear their plans to reopen the Dairy Bar on campus, and meet a few cows while you are out there!     (a nice walk and bike ride!)    SHOWING OF KING CORN!    7pm Tonight, location moved to Slade Hall***     King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsided crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes. With the held of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of Americas most productive, most subsided grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat- and how we farm.    TOMORROW- LOCAL FOODS POTLUCK AND    CONTRA DANCE!    GO TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE REST OF THE EVENTS FOR THE WEEK![2] Links: ------ [1] [2]