New meeting time: Monday at 9pm! Location to follow.
E-mail update from Cindy Atkins on the local purchases of Dining Services in the past year.
Discussion of splitting into two committees: One for campus education and advocacy (farm visits, film showings, ect.); one for activism (working with faculty and staff towards increasing our purchases of local foods).
Update from Tara on Farmer's Market Event, October 2
it will be FYP cup eligible, we just need some sort of sign in process
A booth will be set up in the Student Center during the market for advertisement; sign up sheet to follow.
Greenhouse and LTB collaboration: pumpkin picking and carving on/near Halloween.
We will be holding our third Lettuce Turnip the Beet meeting on Wednesday at 4:30 in Student Center Room 338. Come whether you're new or old and let's get brainstorming to get MORE local and delicious food for SLU!
LTB Mission Statement: To promote and preserve local and international food traditions and to work towards creating just and sustainable food systems while creating stronger ties between SLU students and the greater community.
Tapped: Will not show; decided that this movie was awesome but more in the realm of EAO
The Garden: Will show.Tara and Mia will mention it to Amnesty International and Ryan will talk with the Hispanic Club to correlate themes
The Gleaners: Will not show; in French.Interesting but not necessarily inspiring to general public.
King Corn, The Real Dirt on Farmer John: Both have been shown on campus before but still could be shown
Food, Inc. will be playing in Potsdam on October 19th (Monday Night).LTB event.
Campus visit to market on Tuesday September 29 and Friday October 2 (the Friday of Parents Weekend)
Group to chalk the way the evenings before
Set up booth in Student Center
Talk to Cathy Crosby-Curry to see about FYP Cup points
(Tara to organize)
New Idea! Create coupons (worth $1 or $2) for the Farmer’s Market to hand out at the table/booth and in general.Those working at table would ask students questions.If answered correctly, students would receive a coupon.We would talk with farmer’s beforehand to see if they wanted to participate and reimburse them with money from our budget.Wes, our treasurer, will look into this to see if it’s legal.
1st Trip: Thursday afternoon, 2:15, Birdsfoot Farm (potentially) meet in parking lot behind 62 Park. Bike out! Post on SluWire to come.
Trip to apple orchard
Trip to Pumpkin Patch and have a follow up carving session
Don’t forget that we passed the Sustainable Dining Resolution in Spring 08.We should utilize this; it didn’t pass only to just sit there.
Will receive update of locally purchased foods from Wanda and Laura
Pub: Potsdam Co-op, encourage people to purchase items.We receive a 10% discount.Work with Kielly to keep track of what is selling.Perhaps purchase less pita bread and more pesto knots?
Saturday, Sept. 19th
LaCasbah in Potsdam
8:00 pm till closing
$5 at door
Gretchen Koehler & Bill Olsen with old-time, Celtic, and Quebecois fiddle music (8-9pm)
Your Logo Here - roots & rock (9:30-11:15)
Looner - a pop-groove duo from LA (11:30 - close) Here's a description of Looner from their website:
"Created by Ziggy Marley's percussionist, Angel Roche, the band Looner creates fun, bumpy pop-rock with huge, groovy bass lines. The lyrics, sung by Zoe Roche, are glittering and gorgeous. Angel Roche beat-boxes and attacks songs via rhythm guitar."