1. Julia and Cassie
attended the Real Food Leadership Training at UVM
Made connections with SUNY Potsdam who are interested in starting a group like
- After a presentation
by Julia and Cassie we brainstormed the following ideas:
Discussion from various faculty, staff and community members: Ask around if
anyone would like to give a talk that's food related. Our 1st step is seeing what topics
people are willing to speak on and then we'll brainstorm as to the
structure. Emails are being sent by
Laura, Julia and Chloe to departments.
Post questions around campus to get the school thinking i.e. Have you ever
spoken with a farmer? What would you do without him? Think of some of your own
and bring them next Thursday
- Post pictures of local
agriculture around campus.
2. Film Fresh
Showing is scheduled for the weekend after break provided that the movie is
delivered by then.
3. Food Pantries need help in Madrid and Hannawa Falls! Look
out for Emily's doodle to see when she'll be driving a van so we can help out.
4. Our Canton
Crunchies potato chips with an LTB logo are for sale in the Pub. They would be interested in doing another
project with us.
Plastic Recycling workshop at Cornell Cooperative Extension next
Tuesday, February 23rd between 12:30 and 1.
Laura Dobbs is going and can drive some people. Check out the website at http://environmentalrisk.cornell.edu/AgPlastics/
6.DigIn. We will
need to make the following tools 2 ft x 2 ft each, made of whatever we can
find! Bring ideas to next meeting so we can plan them out!
Believer": "a school need[s] a person...who truly believes
in the project and is willing to walk through fire to do it"
"Crop Staples - Tomatoes, Potatoes, Kale &
Mustard Greens": from school food service director/cook
"Community" - "Place and garden-based
education starts to reach outside of the classroom, into the garden, the
community and beyond. Building strong, vibrant community relationships and
commitment is the key to successful school garden projects that are linked
to the classroom and cafeteria."
"Volunteer Coordinator" - "Our project
relies mostly on PEOPLE and their RESOURCEFULNESS to survive and
succeed... we really need an instrumental person (or team of people,
sometimes) at the center who can be "pleasantly convincing" (hence recruit
volunteers to sign up), organized (so every job is covered), on the ball
(so everyone knows what they are supposed to be doing), and grateful (so
everyone feels appreciated after all is said and done)."
Reminder that the event
is on March 30th and Ellie, Molly, Charlotte, Chloe, Lindsay and
Levi have volunteered to help out by either drawing chalk signs or setting up
and direction traffic 7:30 -:830am. Only 3 people will be needed to direct
Lettuce Turnip the Beet-SLU students for Eco-gastronomy will be having the first meeting of the spring semester on Thursday. Come join other students working to create a more just, healthy and environmentally sustainable food system. Topics include discussions of events for this semester.