Campus Garden Fall 2013 Events
Garden Work Days
Fruit Gleaning in collaboration with Real Food Rising
EVERY Friday from 9am-noon/12:30PM
Lauren Johnson (Westminster alum) and Taryn (student from the U) will be leading groups of volunteers on Friday mornings to pick fruit trees in yards of people who can’t pick them/don’t want them/have more than enough.
In line with the city’s fruit gleaning guidelines, the gleanings offer 1/3 of the harvest to the homeowner (though few have wanted much, if any), 1/3 to the pickers, and 1/3 we donate to food pantries.
We meet at the RFR farm – adjacent and west of Neighborhood House (1050 West 500 South – volunteers can just park on the street). We carpool and caravan together to the site.
Farm Mob at Mololo's Garden, SLC, Friday August 30th from 12:30-3PM
Farm Mob: Come join a group of awesome Westminster garden volunteers to help harvest and complete other needed tasks at this local, famil-owned, organic farm!
Westminster Wheels Bike Collective and Organic Garden Open House
Food Film Series featuring End of the Line
Tuesday September 10th, 2013 at 7 PM Gore School of Business Auditorium
Filmed over two years by the National Geographic, The End of the Line follows investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans. This film discusses the need for sustainable seafood initiatives and presents possible solutions to the crisis in the ocean. With speakers from Westminster's new campus food provider Bon Appetit.
Fruit Gleaning Project with Real Food Rising!
9:00AM-12:30PM Friday September 9th- Utahns Against Hunger Office (400 S 455 East suit 407)
Join the Real Food Rising crew to participate in harvesting pears, apples, and peaches as part of the Fruit Gleaning Project! Meet at the Utahns Against Hunger office location at 9am and carpool to Taylorsville; will be returning back at 12:30PM. Please email Lauren Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Also, click the link below to learn more about the SLC Green Fruit Gleaning Project!
Medicinal Monday: Herbal Medicine
Monthly Cooking Class
5:30PM-7:00PM Monday, September 30th - Environmental Center
September's cooking class has some of the best seasonal ingredients including fresh tomatoes and savory, sweet basil! This month we will be cooking with Graduate Student Assistant Coral Azarian to make her special Italy inspired tomato and basil risotto! This meal will is vegetarian and gluten-free and will have vegan options. the cost of the class is $2! However, there are "scholarship" options if you cannot pay, no questions asked! Click the link below to register for the class; spots get filled quickly!! www.westminstercollege.edu/apps/forms/index.cfm
This month we will be partnering with the Farm-to-School month initiative! The Environmental Center will be a collection site for the 'garden tool drive' for Title I SLC schools. Please stop by during the month of October and look for the converted recycling bin to donate used/unwanted round shovels, spades, garden hose (~100 ft), garden hoe's, a compost break with soil thermometer, garden scissors, pruning shears, rakes long "4-prong cultivators" and watering cans. Thank you!! Click here for more information: www.farmtoschoolmonth.org/
Westminster for Real Food Meeting
6:30PM Tuesday October 1st- Environmental Center
After a very exciting two years of our Westminster for Real Food campaign and our switch to new campus food providers, Bon Appetit, we will be having our first meeting this year about how to move forward.
Food Film Series featuring Forks Over Knives
Tuesday October 8th, 2013 at 7 PM Gore School of Business Auditorium
"Is Food Diversity An Illusion?", SLC's Eat Local Week event
Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 7 PM Gore School of Business Auditiorium
What a better way to begin your fall break by attending one of SLC's Eat Local Week events, "Is Food Diversity an Illusion?", talk by Phil Howard! Howard's presentation will explores (1) apparently competing brands that are owned by the same parent company, (2) products owned by different firms but produced in the very same facility, (3) the small number of ingredients that make up most processed foods, and (4) the even smaller number of plant and animal varieties that go into our diets. It will also cover steps we can take to support real food diversity. Click here to see the other Eat Local Week events! www.ediblewasatch.com/edible-utah-events/eatlocalweek
An Evening with Five Utah Farmers, SLC Food Day
Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 at 7 PM Gore School of Business Auditorium
In partnership with SLC Food Day, the garden will be hosting a discussion with five local farmers featuring a short video documenting the their lives farming in Utah. Visit their facebook for more information. www.facebook.com/events/226391574181614/
Monthly Cooking Class
5:30PM-7:00PM Friday, October 25th - Environmental Center
October's cooking class will feature a mixture of in-season delectables to make peanut sauce veggie stir-fry (and non-peanut stir fry too!). This month we will be cooking with Nursing faculty Carol Jeffers and Donna Wahoff-Stice to make this healthy, tasty, quick and college-budget friendly dish! This meal will is vegetarian and gluten-free and will have vegan options. The cost of the class is $2! However, there are "scholarship" options if you cannot pay, no questions asked! Click the link below to register for the class; spots get filled quickly!! www.westminstercollege.edu/apps/forms/index.cfm
Bee Keeping 101 Winterizing your hive
Food Film Series featuring A Place At the Table
Tuesday November 5th, 2013 at 7 PM Gore Auditorium
Food Fermentation/Kombucha Workshop CANCELLED!
Friday November 15th, 2013 time TBD
Come learn about all things food and fermented! Workshop will be instructed by Biology professor Brian Avery and the owner of Mamachari's Kombucha (a local company). Topics discussed will include cheese, yogurt, sourdough bread, pickling and of course kombucha! go home with your own sample of these foods and directions on how to make them at home/in your res hall. :)
Monthly Cooking Class
Friday November 22, 2013 at 4:00PM Environmental Center
This month's class we'll be creating fun versions of most of college students favorite food.. PIZZA! Using a simple toaster oven, we'll be whipping up fall inspired pizza dishes including sweet potato, kale and caralmalized onion and roasted butternut squash and sage pesto versions along with a cranberry/walnut spinach salad and freshly made pumpkin chai tea! Yumm!! This meal will is vegetarian and gluten-free and will have vegan options. The cost of the class is $2! However, there are "scholarship" options if you cannot pay, no questions asked! Click the link below to register for the class; spots get filled quickly!!
Food Film Series featuring The Dark Side of Chocolate
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 at 6PM Gore Auditorium
Check back in frequently for more cooking class, farm mob and fruit gleaning project dates or visit our Facebook for updates!! :)