Quick Bites

"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]

My First Foreign Fast Food Experience

by Sam Taggart (CLAS '14) December 1st, 2014 This morning I went to a McDonalds McCafé To-Go at a bus terminal in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was such a reminder of how Fast Food can totally degrade the way we eat and the way we treat others. I have to say, although the food purchase went against every bone in my morally conscious body, I wanted to try a foreign McDonald's more out of curiosity than anything else. I should have known better. The whole experience was stressful, disappointing, and frankly a bit depressing. And, of course, fast. Everyone in line around me was cranky. I realized I was standing about two feet from the actua ... [more]

Feature Story

The Morven Summer Institute will hold its first Information Session on Tuesday, January 27 at 6:15 pm. Join us in Monroe 116 for pizza and discussion with faculty about this great way to earn 3 credits in just 10 days! Click the picture below for more info.

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


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