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Towards a greener White House

January 14, 2009
By Joanna WinklerJanuary 20, 2009, the date that has been plastered across t-shirts, car bumpers, and American minds for over a year, is just around the corner. Because of the imminent (and eminent) inauguration of Barak Obama, this post will focus on what environmental and food-minded people expect from the next administration.First off, there is the prospect of a Victory Garden at the White House. The food from the garden ...
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Ohio State University students, faculty, and staff are moving forward with implementing a sustainable student farm on campus

December 4, 2008
Student run farms are not a new concept for universities and colleges in the United States. In recent years, however, there has been an increasing interest among faculty, staff, and students in sustainable agriculture and the re-localization of the food system. As a result, student farm and garden projects have been cropping up across the country with such force that the Rodale Institute considers it a student farm movement. Ohio ...
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University of California Davis Celebrates Local Food Week and Real Food!

November 14, 2008
The Students for Sustainable Agriculture at UC Davis hosted a week of activities dedicated to Real Food. The week was scheduled to overlap with the dining halls' Farm to College night where local, real food was served to students with educational posters and presenters. Dressed up as life-size produce, Students for Sustainable Agriculture talked to freshman about the Real Food Challenge, encouraged them to write comment cards in appreciation of ...
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Community potlucks and bike smoothies at Carleton College

November 11, 2008
Carleton College students dig food. Really. On October 4, many were found in the backyard garden during Harvest Fest at the Farm House, digging up the greatest of treasures—heirloom French Fingerling, Yukon Gold, and Purple Peruvian potatoes from Seed Savers Exchange just across the border in Decorah, Iowa. “This is so exciting!” exclaimed many new freshmen farmies, excited to get dirt beneath their fingernails. Others in attendance at this annual ...
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Students at Berea College Eat-in for Real Food

November 5, 2008
Berea, KY - On Tuesday, September 23, students at Berea College gathered on the patio outside the Alumni Building to raise awareness about the benefits and needs for Local and Fair Trade products in Food Service and the Crossroads Café. Serving salsa prepared from fresh ingredients from the Berea Farmers' Market, the students advertised the location of the market and encouraged people to sign a petition to promote more local ...
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University of Montana students celebrate Dining Services with real food feast

October 16, 2008
Missoula, MT— On Sunday, October 12, University of Montana students and staff came together in celebration of food, farming, and the people behind them. gathering around tent and musiciansSet at the urban, organic P.E.A.S. Farm (Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society), Students for Real Food hosted a public feast to pay respect and give thanks to the University Dining Service (UDS) employees for their hard work and dedication towards a ...
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Radishes and Rubbish!

October 14, 2008
Radishes and Rubbish is the magnificent (if rather lopsided) combination of the complementary interests of Ms. Carla Fernandez and Ms. Annie Myers. The two seniors at NYU’s Gallatin School seek to expose their fellow students to the processes of production and disposal inherent in the their daily routines. The project, a series of field trips throughout the fall semester, is the melding of the girls’ two proposals, which together received ...
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Keynote Speech: Northeast Real Food Summit 2007

October 9, 2008
Anim Steel, Director of National Programs, spoke at the Real Food Summit at Yale University. This meeting was the first one in the Northeast and it was sponsored by The Food Project, Yale Sustainable Food Project and Brown’s Sustainable Food Initiative.This speech was a keynote address at the November conference.Saturday, November 3, 2007“Three Doors”My main job is to talk about The Real Food Challenge, the national campaign that this conference ...
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