University of Vermont

UVM Celebrates Food Day Oct. 24

Students organize a day of campus events in honor of Food Day

Students at the University of Vermont have planned a series of educational and fun events in celebration of Food Day this Thursday, Oct. 24. Food Day is a national event during which people all around the country will be celebrating healthy, affordable and sustainable food, as well as grassroots efforts to change food policy.

The following events are free and open to the public:

10 a.m. Tour of the Intervale Center (180 Intervale Road)
A first-hand look at the Intervale Center’s innovative programs, including the Intervale Food Hub, Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, and the Intervale farmer complex. Hosted by the Intervale Center.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Real Food Tasting (Davis Center Atrium)
Sample local, fair and ecologically sound food, meet the people behind the products, and find out where you can get them on campus. Hosted by University Dining Services and the UVM Real Food Challenge.

2 p.m. Gallery tour of "EAT: The Social Life of Food" (Fleming Museum)
Join student docent Nicole Bull for a gallery tour of this student-curated exhibition. Hosted by the Fleming Museum.

4:15-5:15 p.m. Lecture: Will Raap (Aiken 102)
The founder of Gardener’s Supply will discuss “Sustainable Agriculture and Energy.” Hosted by the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Lecture: Josh Farley (Kalkin 001)
UVM professor Josh Farley will discuss “Redefining Agricultural Efficiency.” Hosted by the UVM Food Systems Initiative.

7 p.m. Documentary: The Dark Side of Chocolate (Kalkin 001)
Learn about the social consequences of chocolate production and sample fair trade chocolate. Hosted by Slow Food UVM.