News and Events

MSI Information Session

Come out to Open Grounds on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. for an information session about the unique 2017 course offerings at the Morven Summer Institute. Information and free pizza will be in [...]

The Power of Sustainability

Check out the steps Morrison and UVA Health System are taking to bring local food to their patients and to reach their 2020 goal of sourcing 20% of the food they serve locally! [...]

UVA February Food Film Forum – February 28th!

Please mark your calendars for the next UVA Food Film Forum! UVA Sustainability, UVa Food Collaborative, and UVA Dining present the NEW documentary Sustainable: the future of our food system determines the future of mankind  This event is FREE and open to the public. Tuesday, February 28, Newcomb Hall Theatre (on the Lower Level) Food 5:00 Film 5:30  Forum 7:00 Parking at the Newcomb Garage.  Forum Discussion with Professor Randy Lutter, Dr Megan McGroddy and Professor Brad Brown [...]

Film Screening & Panel Discussion

  Mark your calendars for the UVa Food Collaborative’s next film screening and panel discussion this Wednesday, November 30th! We will be screening six short films: Food for Thought Food for Life, Homebound, Economies of Community, Home Flavored, Seed Sovereignty, & Growing a Healthy Community-Westhaven. This event is free and open to the public. Please help us spread the word to all who are interested in learning more about Food and [...]

Sustainability Plan & Next Steps

On April 21st, 2016, the University of Virginia unveiled a comprehensive Sustainability Plan outlining specific short- and long-term goals for the next four years. The Sustainability Plan is based on “ideas and recommendations from over one hundred students, staff, and faculty across Grounds” and builds on the University’s many existing programs and accomplishments. The framework of the plan is organized around three main themes: Engage, Steward, and Discover. Each theme includes a [...]

Don’t Throw It Away – JUST EAT IT

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Join us for the food waste film “Just Eat It” Thursday, April 21, 6pm at the Charlottesville Downtown Library, just a quick trolley ride away, with guest panelists Eric Walter from Black Bear Composting, Deborah Lawrence, Ph.D. of U.Va.’s Environmental Science Department, and Kristen Rabourdin of Whole [...]

2016 Film Series

Mark your calendars! Join us this spring for an exciting series of food-focused documentary films and speaker panels on some of the most challenging topics in food today. Films will be free and open to the public! Tuesday, February 23rd: Seeds of Change – Campbell Lecture Hall 153, 6pm Tuesday, March 22nd: Food Chains – Campbell Lecture Hall 153, 6pm Thursday, April 21st: Just Eat It – Charlottesville Downtown Library, 6pm Film co-sponsored by The Sierra Club [...]

What to eat now

Winter Vegetables and Fruits in Central Virginia, through our partner, Local Food Hub. JANUARY – MARCH apples • cabbage • collard greens • gold potatoes • hydroponic tomatoes  • herbs • kale • salad greens • spinach • sweet potatoes • white potatoes • winter squash [...]

Local Food Hub’s Annual Report

As a UVa Food Collaborative partner, Local Food Hub works to integrate education and the UVa community into its larger mission of a healthy and resilient regional food system. Through support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities, Local Food Hub connects people with foodgrown close to home, and their latest annual report highlights a few of their diverse farm partners and the impacts of making fresh, local food more available to the Charlottesville community. Read more about it [...]

All-Veggie Dinner at Campus Dining Oct 29

Give Peas a Chance! October 29, 5-8pm UVa’s Fresh Food Co. dining service at Newcomb Hall will be serving an all-vegetarian theme meal Oct 29, 5-8pm at UVa’s Fresh Food Co dining in Newcomb Hall. No to-go service at this meal – see poster for details. Give peas (and spinach and mushrooms and pumpkin and apples) a chance, and make one meal all [...]
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