Fall Quarterly Public Meeting

                                                                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10 October 2013

The Bloomington Food Policy Council (BFPC) is pleased to announce its Fall Quarterly Public Meeting, to be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Monday, 21 October at Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St.  At 7:00 p.m., Dr. Carl Ipsen, director of Collins Living-Learning Center and co-chair of the Indiana University Office of Sustainability Food Working Group, will speak about his proposal for the creation of the Indiana University Food Project.  Dr. Ipsen, an historian of modern Italy and a member of the faculty at Indiana University since 1994, created the Sustainable Food Committee at Collins and has been active on the steering committee of the Edible Campus Initiative.  He will discuss his proposal to create a structure that will facilitate communication among the various Indiana University departments, offices, and organizations with food-related interests.  A component of the Food Project will be a certificate program for students interested in pursuing research in the area of sustainable food.  Following Dr. Ipsen’s presentation, there will be reports from the BFPC working groups and information on how to become involved in the work of the organization.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  For updates and additional information, please visit our website: http://www.bloomingtonfpc.org.

The Bloomington Food Policy Council exists to develop and support policies that increase and preserve access to sustainably produced, locally grown, healthful food for all residents in Monroe and surrounding counties and envisions a sustainable, innovative food system that nourishes our whole community.

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:H. Michael Simmons, ChairBloomington Food Policy Council, Inc.simmonsm@zoho.com(812)272-2297




Hilltop Garden and Nature Center