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Monday, April 12, 2010

40 Days of Change - Week 5

This week marks days 28 – 34 of the Office of Sustainability’s 40 Days of Change campaign, 40 opportunities to make a CHANGE in your home, life and world. Some of the events on campus and in Gainesville this week include:

The University of Florida Office of Sustainability is proud to host the first Florida Food Summit, April 12-13. The event at UF’s Reitz Student Union will facilitate networking, dialogue, and visioning among members of the Florida food system, and help develop the connections needed for robust farm-to-institution programs.

Monday, April 12

  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Food System in Alachua County
    9:45 - 11:00am, Rion Ballroom
  • Food on the Lawn Fair and Farmers Market Be a part of the first ever farmers market on campus. Buy local produce and learn about local and state food organizations and efforts, 11:00am - 3:00pm, North Lawn and Terrace
  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Florida Food System
    3:30 - 5:00pm, Rion Ballroom
  • Michael Dimock, Can Food Be Local, Healthy and Fair?
    8:00pm, Rion Ballroom
Tuesday, April 13

  • Basics of Home Gardens
    9:30 - 10:45am – JWRU Room 286
  • Stories of Local Cheeses, Dairy Farms and Cheese Lovers
    9:30 - 10:45am – JWRU Room 285
  • Food and Ethics
    11:00am - 12:15pm – JWRU Room 286

  • Making Food Visible: Practice and Pedagogy in the Arts
    1:30 - 2:45pm – JWRU Room 286
  • Faith and Seed: Sustainable Agriculture and Religious Values
    3:00 - 4:15pm – JWRU Room 286
  • The Meaning of Labels
    3:00 - 4:15pm – JWRU Room 285
  • Range, Furrow and Grove: Images of Florida Agriculture
    5:00 - 7:00pm – JWRU Gallery
  • Robert Stone and Carlton Ward, Jr., Florida Cowboys: Reflections on the Past and Visions for the Future
    7:30pm Rion Ballroom

All Food Summit events are free and open to the public.

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