Bloomington Food Policy Council

Bloomington Food Policy Council Meeting

Are you interested in food policy, are you a grower, a gardener, a parent, a curious youth, or a person who cares about creating a local food system that provides for everyone in our community?  You need no experience to get involved in our group.  Come out to the Bloomington Food Policy Council at Harmony School to hear about what BFPC has been up to and how you can get involved.  

Email bloomingtonfpc@gmail.com if you have questions or can't make the meeting, but want to get involved. 

Date: 
4/28/2012
Time: 
3:00-4:30pm
Location: 
Harmony School (909 E. 2nd St.)
Cost: 
Free

IU Campus Garden Initiative: Spring Workdays

Volunteer with us at the Campus Garden Initiative's new plot at Hilltop Gardens: learn and practice skills for planning, planting and tending to edible plants; help shape the plan for using produce grown this summer; and meet fellow volunteers passionate about growing food for our campus. Workdays will take place every Friday from 2-4pm. For more information, contact Stephanie Hopkins, Garden Coordinator at iugarden@indiana.edu or visit iugarden.wordpress.com.

Date: 
3/30/2012
Time: 
2:00-4:00PM
Location: 
Hilltop Gardens
Cost: 
Free

"Ecosystem Bloomington" Film Premiere

In conjunction with ArtsWeek Everywhere 2012, Laura Caldie's thesis documentary will be shown publicly for the first time. It details the relationship between campus and community regarding sustainability efforts in Bloomington, Indiana. It includes interviews with many prominent IU faculty members and community activists, and assesses the changes that need to be made for this particular ecosystem to most thrive. Question and Answer session with the filmmaker to follow.  The project shows current initiatives and challenges, and presents a simple outlook for productive future planning, with everyone's interests in mind. The running time is 25 minutes. Brief Q&A with the filmmaker to follow. Confirm your attendance on our Facebook page

Date: 
4/5/2012
Time: 
8:00-9:30PM
Location: 
IU, Radio Television Building 251
Cost: 
Free

Bloomington Community Orchard Planting Day

Join fellow orchard volunteers in the planting of 25 fruit trees, perennial flowers, cover crops, and a rain garden. Come learn about the art of espalier, enjoy a community potluck, and relish in the company of your fellow fruit lovers. Visit the Bloomington Community Orchard website for more information.

Schedule

10:00 Arrival/meet and greet10:30 Welcome, instructions, and planting (espalier pear trees, perennials around center circle, installing rain garden)Noon Community potluck. Bring a dish to share, and your own dishes/silverware to use if you have them.

Interested in helping plan this event?  Please contact Amy at acountry@indiana.edu.

Date: 
4/7/2012
Time: 
10:00am-1:00pm
Location: 
Bloomington Community Orchard- 2120 S. Highland Ave. in Winslow Woods Park adjacent to the Willie Streeter Community Garden and the YMCA.
Cost: 
Free

5th Annual Sustain IU Week: Act Naturally

This year's SustainIU will focus on the theme "Act Naturally." Join the Student Sustainability Council and it's member organizations for a week of movie screenings, lectures, tours, and volunteer opportunities centered around this theme! As events are scheduled, they will be posted on the SSC website.

 

 

Date: 
4/9/2012-4/15/2012
Time: 
Various
Location: 
Various
Cost: 
Free

Presentation by Gene Baur, president of Farm Sanctuary

The City of Bloomington will host a presentation by Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. The lecture, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food,” is free and open to the public. Copies of Baur's national best seller, which has the same title as his lecture, will be available for sale and signing.  Hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine, Baur is on a speaking tour across North America to raise awareness about the negative consequences of industrialized factory farming. His presentations empower people to act on behalf of animals and to make healthier and more sustainable food choices. 

Farm Sanctuary works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals and promote compassionate vegan living. Since 1986 the organization has campaigned to educate, prevent cruelty and encourage legal and policy reforms that promote respect and compassion for farm animals nationwide. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals.

Additional events featuring Baur will be announced soon. For more information about the presentation or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maria K Heslin, Deputy Mayor, City of Bloomington at 812.349.3569 or heslinm@bloomington.in.gov. For event flyer, click here.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 10
Time: 
7:00PM
Location: 
City Hall Council Chambers (401 N. Morton)
Cost: 
Free

Garden the City Workshop- Gardening in a Time of Change

The weather and climate is changeable, unstable. How do we cope with the changes? This class will give you practical information on how to prepare your soil, what to look for when choosing plants for this type of situation, and the effects of fewer freeze days to control the insect populations spread of disease and plant migrations.

More classes, dates, times and places will be added as the gardening season get into swing! All prices include the cost of outside supplies, provided by the teacher. Classes for GtC2012 will also be offered through People’s University in late spring-summer. Some seats in these classes are reserved for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Habitat for Humanity’s clients. If you are affiliated with one of these organizations, please contact jami@myedibleeden.com for sign-up information.

More information can be found at My Edible Eden.

Date: 
3/19/2012
Time: 
6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: 
Thrive, 412 West 4th Street
Cost: 
$10

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