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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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Miami Dade College Students Bring Gardens and Worms to Public Schools

September 27, 2008
Miami, FL-- On a sweltering hot Saturday, twenty people gathered behind a junior high school. Three students shoveled soil and compost into a new garden bed, while others removed basil, pepper and tomato plants from their pots to place in the fresh soil. Others held boards of wood while a teacher from Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) nailed the boards together.Teachers and future educators came together to plant a ...
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North Carolina's 18th Annual Farmworker Festival

September 26, 2008
From sun up to sun down, Sunday, September 21st, 6,000 farmworkers, students, and community organizations gathered for North Carolina’s 18th Annual Farmworker Festival. Every September, Father Tony and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry organize the largest farmworker festival in the state to appreciate and celebrate with their Tar Heel neighbors.UNC-CH student group Alianza traveled an hour to Newton Grove, NC, home of the festival, to celebrate and lend a hand. Members ...
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Breaking ground and drinking rounds (of coffee) at Boston College

September 17, 2008
From the new organic garden to the real food café, Boston College knows real food. Inspired by the Northeast Real Food Summit at Yale last year, grad student Michael Cermak and junior Sarah King founded Real Food BC - a student group whose goal is to educate the student body about the importance of local, sustainable food."Real Food has proved to be an important organizing frame to unite people on ...
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