Bloomington Food Policy Council

Annual Meeting: Water Quality and Risks in Community Food Production

Join us for the Bloomington Food Policy Council's Annual Meeting! The meeting will begin with a potluck at 12:30pm following the Winter Market at Harmony School. You are welcome to bring a dish to share, and please invite your friends and family.The panel discussion will be "Water Quality and Risks in Community Food Production," featuring Rachel Atz, Linda Thompson, and Adam Ward. Rachel Atz is the City of Bloomington Water Quality Coordinator, and Linda Thompson is the city's Senior Environmental Planner. Adam Ward is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. There will be a Q&A period, so come ready with your water-related questions. We will also have our annual business meeting with working group updates, our annual budget presentation, and the nomination of new Steering Committee Members. The Bloomington Food Policy Council (BFPC) is currently seeking new members for the Steering Committee. We are looking for farmers, chefs, academics, grocers, gardeners, advocates, and eaters who are able to meet at least once per month and help guide the development of new and existing initiatives. Prospective Steering Committee Members must pay individual annual membership dues of $15 prior to nomination. To nominate yourself, prospective members must attend the BFPC Annual Meeting. For more information, email outreach@bloomingtonfpc.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672223076383350/

Date: 
01/23/2015
Time: 
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: 
Harmony School, 909 E 2nd St, Bloomington, IN 47401
Cost: 
Free

Fall Quarterly Meeting: Pie Fest

Pie makers, start your ovens! In partnership with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, the Bloomington Food Policy Council is hosting Pie Fest to celebrate Food Day 2015. The free afternoon event includes pie baking demonstrations, fruit tree care demonstrations and a pie-in-the-sky community discussion of the Bloomington Food Policy Council's upcoming Food Action Plan. The event is a potluck, and all participants are encouraged to bring their favorite sweet or savory pie to share. Hot apple cider will be provided. Free parking is widely available. 
 
 
Date: 
10/24/15
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, 1100 W Allen St, Bloomington, Indiana 47403
Cost: 
Free

Summer Quarterly Meeting: Bring Your Bag Bloomington Forum

Join us for our summer quarterly meeting and potluck! Rhonda Baird from The Center for Sustainable Living will be joining us to discuss the Bring Your Bag Bloomington ordinance. The meeting will be in rooms 1B & 1C in the Monroe County Public Library. You are welcome to bring dishes and silverware, something to share, and any questions you have! 
 
Bring Your Bag Bloomington is an initiative of the Center for Sustainable Living dedicated to encouraging Bloomington area residents to lessen their impact on the environment by adopting reusable bags when shopping. They hope to bring more awareness about the costs to the environment and humans by the use of disposable bags—both paper and plastic. 
 
For more info on BYBB
 
Date: 
06/30/15
Time: 
6:30pm
Location: 
Monroe County Public Library room 1c and 1b
Cost: 
Free

2015 Steering Committee Meeting Schedule

The Bloomington Food Policy Council Steering Committee typically meets monthly. Our meetings are open to the public. Below is our schedule for 2015. We meet on the second Fridays of the month at the Monroe County Public Library at 12:00pm. For exact room information, please visit our Facebook page or email bfpc@bloomingtonfpc.org
 
2015 Steering Committee Meeting Schedule (subject to change):
April 10 at 12pm
May 8 at 12pm Room 2A
June 12  at 12pm
July 10  at 12pm
August 14  at 12pm
Sept 11  at 12pm
October 9  at 12pm
November 13  at 12pm
December 11  at 12pm
 
Date: 
Repeating
Time: 
12:00pm
Location: 
Monroe County Public Library
Cost: 
Free

Watch Bloomington City Council Endorse Food Charter

The Bloomington City Council unanimously voted to endorse the Food Charter, as presented by the Bloomington Food Policy Council, on April 1, 2015.

Click here to watch on CATS!

We have also provided the Food Charter and Glossary below for your reference.

Ready, Set, Grow!

The Bloomington Food Policy Council, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, and the Healthful Food for All Fund present “Ready, Set, Grow!”, to celebrate the upcoming gardening season. Educational demonstrations will be held on a variety of gardening topics. In addition, local organizations with an agriculture and gardening focus will be represented so anyone can learn how to get involved. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact outreach@bloomingtonfpc.org.

Date: 
05/16/15
Time: 
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: 
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, 401 N Morton St, Bloomington, IN 47402
Cost: 
Free

Food Chain Workers

Join the Bloomington Food Policy Council for our Annual Meeting and Potluck to learn about the issues surrounding those who grow, process, distribute, cook, sell, and serve the food we eat during a talk by Dr. Joseph Varga, professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University.

Potluck: Please bring a dish to share. The potluck is BYOP, that's Bring-Your-Own-Plate, along with a glass and fork. 

Schedule: At 12:30, the potluck will begin. At 1:00 the talk will begin, followed by Q&A and BFPC's Annual Meeting. 

Speaker Bio: Joseph Varga is a former Teamster shop steward and long time labor activist, having worked for the IBEW and the New York State Working Families Party. He worked numerous jobs before entering academics, including truck driving, forklift operating, and service work. He received his doctorate in Sociology and Historical Studies in 2008 from the New School for Social Research, and taught in the Department of History at Brooklyn College before arriving at IU in 2009. His research interests include labor geography and spatial analysis as applied to working-class communities, and the phenomenology of working-class experience. He is currently working on a project detailing the spatial history of de-industrialization in Southern Indiana. Joe is also active in Jobs with Justice, and numerous other activist causes. Joe is a member of the United Association of Labor Educators, and is co-chair of UALE's On-Line Education Working Group. He is also a member of the Working Class Studies Association, the American Historical Association, the Adjunct Faculty Coalition of IUPUI, and the IUPUI LGBT Faculty Staff Council.

For additional information, please contact outreach@bloomingtonfpc.org

Date: 
01/24/15
Time: 
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: 
Harmony School at 909 E. 2nd Street
Cost: 
Free

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