Food Day is a national event that takes place October 24. It is intended to inspire Americans to make healthy changes in our diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities. WashU is celebrating Food Day throughout the week of October 24-28 with a theme of Food Justice. 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. Join us for a series of events aimed to engage students, staff, faculty, and community members on food issues in the St. Louis area and beyond!
Monday, October 24
National Food Day
Tuesday, October 25
Local Food Policy Panel Discussion (Lopata Hall,7-9p): Representatives from the Missouri Coalition of the Environment, City Greens Market, the Ville Collaborative, EarthDance Farm, and St. Louis MetroMarket will discuss food and social justice issues, food policy, and ways we can meet food demand through local networks. The event will also feature appetizers from Local Harvest Catering.
Wednesday, October 26
Elliott Campbell Lecture & Reception (Women’s Lounge, 5-7p): Professor Elliott Campbell will give a lecture on “Local Food’s Large Geophysical Potential and Resource Conservation Capacity.” Campbell is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Merced.
Thursday, October 27
Cooking Demonstration (WashU School of Medicine’s Hope Plaza, 11a-1p): Bon Appetit staff will sample food incorporating ingredients from vendors at the School of Medicine’s weekly Farmers Market.
Burning Kumquat Skill Share (Burning Kumquat Farm, South 40, 5-6p): Join the Burning Kumquat for a workshop on making tea and decorating your own mug. Snacks will be provided by Bon Appetit.
Friday, October 28
Harvest Festival (South 40, 12:30-5p): Celebrate with us at the first annual Harvest Festival, which will feature local farmers, community vendors, live music, and skill shares by student groups including the Burning Kumquat, Cultivating Connections, Art Council, and Outing Club. Stop by to purchase local produce and seeds, grind your own acorn flour, create a moss graffiti art project, sample apple cider, get your face painted, and more while enjoying live music with colleagues and friends!