Sunday, February 24

Meeting Minutes 02.24.08

Campus Garden:
    • Compile proposal mission statement:
      • Raise awareness about sustainable gardening/ agriculture.
      • Forge community among students.
      • Outdoor interactive space.
      • Producing our own food, reconnecting students to the source of our food.
      • Joining larger movement of sustainable/local food among university students nationwide.
    • What are we planting? How? When? Consult handbook on community gardens.
    • Contacting student groups
    • Contacting professors/ faculty
    • Survey of support among students and faculty
    • Becky writing letter for faculty
Margaret Hoffman meeting:
    • Once a month brunch
    • Farmer’s market is insured up to a million.
    • Menu suggestions
    • Market delivers on Thursday
    • We have a list of farmers
    • Waiting till brunch might be possible
Eric emailed Jo and asked about all the stuff we talked about last week. Waiting to hear back.Next step with brunch: getting in touch with chef – Liz in on that.

Milk: Andrew emailed the company.
    • They don’t use hormones or antibiotics.
    • Still to find out:
      • Names of specific dairies?
      • Can we go on a tour of one of them?
Outreach:
    • Earth week:
      • Lecture/panel
      • food – need funding
      • table on Earth Day
      • Global Solutions might want to partner on speaker panel (talk to Ugo)
      • Rickie will research and contact potential speakers.

Real Food Meeting: at Vasser 12-5pm, April 6.

4 Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

Hi, I'm a student at NYU and I wanted to start a waste composting program similar to Columbia's. I'd love to talk with one of the members who helped out with that project about details. Please email me at esun at nyu dot edu. Thanks!

1:18 PM  
Blogger natalicous said...

How might I find out about these meetings and get involved with food sustainability efforts at Columbia? There's a composting program here?
thanks!

nej2107@columbia

10:19 PM  
Blogger Becky Davies said...

Hi Natalie,

I tried to email you twice but both emails were returned! Is there another way to contact you?

Thanks for your interest!
Becky

8:41 AM  
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