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Food Film Forum Screening Prompts Local Action Against Pesticides

Last April, the Food Collaborative, in partnership with the Sierra Club, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, and Whole Foods, hosted a screening of the film "A Chemical Reaction." Concerned by the information conveyed in the film and in the following panel, a group of Charlottesville residents has taken action to reduce pesticide use in our community. See the "Daily Progress" story in our "Resources" section or at the link below for a look at their efforts! http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20047-city-of-charlottesville-pesticide-use/

"Living in a Food Desert" Documentary Premiere

The College of Agriculture at Virginia State University is excited to invite you to attend the premier of Living in a Food Desert at the Richmond International Film Festival. The premier will be held at 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2015, at the historic Byrd Theatre. Immediately following the premier, patrons and community partners invite you to participate in a lively panel discussion to be hosted by Daphne Maxwell Reid, renowned actress and co-founder and principal partner of New Millennium Studios. Project History: In 2013, as a result of Delegate Delores McQuinn’s unwavering passion and commitment to citizens who live in food desert area ... [more]

Strengthening Connections with the City Schoolyard Garden

Several current and former UVA Food Collaborative members will be working closely with the City Schoolyard Garden this Spring in cultivating youth interest in gardening and sustainable, healthy living. Former Steering Committee member Samantha Taggart (CLAS '14) will be working with the City Schoolyard Garden as part of a fellowship with the Allegheny Mountain School, a program designed to facilitate the growth of a more sustainable and just food system by placing its fellows in non-profit organizations around Virginia. While at CSG, Taggart will focus on the role of the garden in developing young citizens' understandings of the environme ... [more]

Feature Story

The Food Film Forum Presents Growing Cities on Tuesday, March 3. A reception catered by our co-sponsor, Whole Foods, will begin at 6, followed by the film and panel at 6:30. See you there!

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MSI Info Session Tuesday, Jan 27 at 6:15 pm Monroe Hall Room 116

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