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 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...
"WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD & 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
GO TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE REST OF THE EVENTS FOR THE WEEK!