Join us for Food Week! World Food Day takes place on October 16. The foods we choose and the way we consume them have an effect on our health, our communities and our planet. WashU is celebrating Food Day the week of October 4-9. We envision a food system that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, animals, and people who grow, harvest, and serve it. Events are listed below:
Monday, October 4
Campus foraging tour with Dr. Stan Braude
Meet outside Schnuck Pavilion at 12 pm
Come prepared to be outside and walk off of paved surfaces.
Wednesday, October 6
The Indigenous Knowledge & Sustainability Conference begins and continues with amazing programming through October 10. The theme of the conference is Food.
All events are virtual and free and can be accessed from this page.
The Kathryn M. Buder Center and WashU Climate Change Program are sponsors.
Thursday, October 7
WUSM Farmers Market Harvest Fest
Hope Plaza, 10am – 2pm
There will be vendors and a cider press for some fresh apple cider!
Amazonian Dark Earth’s Polyculture Agroforestry Systems and their Modern Legacy
Dr. Jose Iriarte, Professor of Archeology, University of Exeter, UK
Hosted by WashU’s Department of Anthropology
Virtual, 4 pm
The Buder Center is hosting the event, “Pari in Perpetuity: Peeling Back the Layers of Agricultural Policy in a Prayerful Way”
Saturday, October 9
Farm work day at Burning Kumquat
10am – 12 pm
Workdays at the Burning Kumquat consist mostly of harvesting, weeding, pest control, and general garden upkeep. We recommend people bring water as it can get hot. Volunteers are also free to take some produce home as a reward for their hard work!
WashU Climate Change Program is a co-sponsor for the event, “Farming, Gardening, and Food Sovereignty in Native American Communities“
Virtual, 4-5:30 pm