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Food Lounge: The Food Hub of the Week
The “Food Lounge” is the information hub, meeting space, creativity zone, resource fair, and town hall throughout the Vermont Food Summit. It will be in the Rosa Parks room on the first floor of the Davis Center (next to Brennan’s) and will be open Monday through Thursday. The Food Lounge will post informal discussions, speakers, provide resources related to food and agriculture, display student arts and projects, and will be the check in point to find out everything that is going on throughout the entire week. There will always be a Food Summit rep there to answer any questions and tell you what is happening!

“Magic Hat Brewery Tours”
Monday, April 11th from 12:30-2:30pm
Meet at the Davis Center Circle outside the Third Floor

Come join us for a private tour and tasting! On a day that is usually closed-off to the public we are granted permission to come and have an extended tour of the famous Magic Hat Brewery. There is no age requirement to do the tour but you must be 21 years old and have a valid ID to take part in the tasting. Please note: You must pre-register for this event because there is only room for 40 people. Registration will take place prior to and during the week of the Vermont Food Summit. Look for The Campus Kitchen Project on the bottom floor of the Davis Center or send us an email at to reserve a spot. We will provide transportation to and from the brewery.

“Growing Herbs Indoors”
Monday April 11th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Rosa Parks Room
Presented by Common Ground Student-Run Farm

Come learn from our very own student farm how to grow fresh herbs all year long. This will be a hands-on workshop that allows you to plant your own herbs and learn how to make them last!

“Urban Agriculture”
Tuesday April 12th from 11:30-12:30pm in the Rosa Parks Room
Presented by: John Hayden

By 2030 it is estimated that almost 5 billion people will be living in urban settings. Learn the many ways to keep it local in these growing metropolises with Professor of Plant and Soil Science, John Hayden. A hands-on vermicompost session will take place at the end and 1 lucky person will get to take it home!

“Rooftop Farming”
Tuesday April 12th from 1-2pm in the Rosa Parks Room
Presented by Eagle Street Rooftop Farms

Hear from the nationís first commercial rooftop farm what itís like to grow fruits, vegetables, and even chickens in New York City. They will be sharing their stories and experiences about building and sustaining a farm on top of a 4-story building in Brooklyn, NY.

“What Makes A Good Food System”
Tuesday April 12th from 3-4 pm in the Rosa Parks Room
Presented by Amy Trubek

Join Prof. Amy Trubek in a dialogue about just how we might imagine a good food system. Does a good food system require shared values? If so, who gets to determine the concept of the "good"? Does good food have to taste good? Does good food have to come from a certain place or set of practices? And what if not everyone shares the same sense of "good food?"

“Meet Your Meat: Factory Farming and their Ethical Implications”
Wednesday April 13th at 1:00-2:00 in the Rosa Parks Room
Presented by Tyler Dogget

Come discuss the practice of factory farming and examine the ethics of the practice. Paying special attention to less-commonly-talked-about aspects, be ready to listen and share your thoughts on the ethics of eating!

“Lettuce Eat: Bringing Local Food to Campus”
Wednesday April 13th from 3:00-4:00 in the Rosa Parks Room
Presented by Brianna Farver

Interested in local food initiatives on campus? Then this is the workshop for you! The Intervale Food Hub markets and distributes local vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, cheeses and specialty products through a multi-farm workplace delivery CSA and wholesale distribution service. In the past year the Food Hub has created a unique CSA that conveniently provides students with high quality foods while returning a fair price to farmers. Food Hub CSA Coordinator, Brianna Farver will lead a discussion on the Food Hub multi-farm CSA and its role at local colleges.

“Herbal Healing”
Thursday April 14th from 12:0-1:00pm in the Rosa Parks Room
Presented by Barbara Raab

Learn what wild edibles are found right outside our door and how to use them to their full benefit!

    “Mindful Eating and Spring Recipes”
    Thursday April 14th from 1:30-3:00 in the Rosa Parks Room
    Presented by Lisa Maser

    In this hands-on workshop you will learn to gain strategies that will teach how to cook and eat nutritious and whole foods, even on the busiest of days. Be ready to discuss how to consciously eat and hear our bodyís signals for nourishment. With samples and recipes to take home we will all leave feeling inspired! For details, visit

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