22 Feb Food at UCSB
Bonnie Crouse (Dining Services, UCSB)
David Cleveland (Environmental Studies, UCSB)
Monday, February 22 / 1:00 PM
IHC Seminar Room, HSSB 6056
Bonnie Crouse with be present a talk entitled, “UCSB Dining Services’ Sustainability Initiative.” A representative from Dining Services will discuss their sustainability initiative and will address issues such as the following: How did UCSB dining get involved in local food sourcing? What percentage of meals are made with local and/or organic food? How have students responded to these changes? What advice would you give to other campuses trying to undertake similar efforts? Professor Cleveland will discuss “The UCSB Community Organic Garden: A Link to the Community and Global Agrifood System.” The UCSB campus organic garden has existed for over 40 years—currently as the Greenhouse and Garden Project (GGP), 5 acres west of Harder Stadium. It has had to struggle for existence at times because its importance has not been appreciated. The GGP has the potential to link UCSB to the local and global agricultural and food community.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Food Studies RFG, Department of Environmental Studies, Department of Sociology and Department of History.