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All you ever wanted to know about campus food systems that no one ever told you

on December 22, 2010

Check out this great video of an RFC organizer talking with a class at University of Vermont all about sustainable food systems and how to make change on your campus.

UVM Food Systems Seminars Lecture: David Schwartz (P1) from UVM Continuing Education on Vimeo.

In case you don't have time to watch the whole thing, here's a little cheat sheet:

PART 1:
1-8: My story and Our Story (RFC's history)
8-15: Activity: Picturing Your Food System I
15-22: Food Service Companies: The Basics
22-36: Structural Problems: Labor, Vendor kickbacks
36-41: Structural Problems: "The Big Squeeze"
41-54: Picturing Your Food System II, Discussion,
54-60: Debrief/Discussion
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PART 2:

1-11 Why Hope? Why Take Action? Food Service & Your school: Contracts, power etc.
12-19: Continuum of University Action: Activism vs. Research
19-30: Group Brainstorm (+ Breakout I)
30-35: Narrowing (+ Breakout II)
35-71: Repeat of 1-35