Food Council open house Dec. 3: help for urban gardeners, resources for eating local food
The Homegrown Minneapolis 2015 open house will present help for urban gardeners, resources for eating local food, and updates on progress made in improving Minneapolis’ local food systems. The event is free and open to the public.
6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3
Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway Ave.
6 p.m. - Registration
6:30-7:15 p.m. Reception and information fair
Information tables for a range of interests with gardening and healthy eating resources, beekeeping, small business loans and technical assistance geared toward food businesses.
Collecting priorities from attendees about food system needs, which the Food Council will use next year to plan policy.
Delicious light refreshments incorporating local food and inspired by the Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Nutrition team and True Food Chef Council.
7:15-8 p.m. - Program
Introduction of 2016-‘17 Food Council and recognition of outgoing members.
Highlights from the past year of progress in improving local food systems.
Presentation of 2015 Homegrown Heroes awards.
Presentation about how Minneapolis Public Schools sources local food from small, sustainable farmers in the region for 24,000 school lunches every day and engages students in the process.
Reservations are encouraged but not required. RSVP here.
The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council is celebrating another year of growing, processing, distributing, eating and composting healthy, sustainable and locally grown food.
Published Nov 17, 2015