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 out!
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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 FOOD!
2nd Annual Vermont Food Summit ScheduleFeelGood Localvore Sandwich
Stop by FeelGood Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-3pmHelp us end world hunger by purchasing a grilled cheese!
4/10UVM Continuing Education and City Market FRESH 5:00pm-- Billings Lecture Hall
View a special screening of the film FRESH (http://www.freshthemovie.com/) 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 http://freshmovieuvm.eventbrite.com
4/12FAN Club Go Green – Fruits and Vegetables, That Is! 12-2pm-- Rosa Parks room
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 door.
4/13 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.
4/14Slow 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 (bluebirdvermont.com), which will be donating 10% of their sales to FeelGood!
4/15FeelGood 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.
4/16CE 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 programs!
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 Agriculture.
Mandy and Ben will answer questions and provide guidance for people looking to:
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 Shelf.
4/18Food 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!
- 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