News and Quick Bites

Successful Earth Week Celebration at UVA

The UVA Food Collaborative held its annual Student Research Symposium in conjunction with the Office for Sustainability’s Earth Week Expo.  Students from various disciplines across grounds as well as alumni working professionally in food related fields presented their research on an array of topics including UVA’s nitrogen footprint, food justice in Charlottesville, and expanding communication initiatives for farmers in Cambodia. Below are more detailed abstracts of the topics [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What to eat now

Fall Vegetables and Fruits in Central Virginia, via the regional culinary magazine, edible Blue Ridge OCTOBER apples • Asian pears • beets • broccoli • Brussels sprouts • cabbage • cucumbers • grapes • green beans • greens • herbs • pears • peppers • potatoes • pumpkins • raspberries • spinach • squash • sweet potatoes NOVEMBER apples • broccoli • butternut squash • greens • peppers • spinach • winter • squash DECEMBER butternut squash • [...]

Tanya Denckla Cobb on the Local Food Movement

The Food Collaborative’s Tanya Denckla Cobb shared stories from her new book, “Reclaiming Our Food,” at CitySpace on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, as part of the Greater Virginia Green Building Council’s luncheon series. Read more: How the grassroots local food movement is changing what we [...]
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