Hate to interrupt all the great garden updates, but wanted to make sure everyone at CUFSP is aware of Slow Food Nation, taking place in San Francisco August 29th - September 1st. It promises to be a stellar event, you can read more about it here. If you happen to be in the Bay area for Labor Day weekend, I really recommend checking it out. In fact, I would even recommend traveling to the Bay Area just to go! (I hope to! :)
Most importantly, Slow Food is excited about the Youth Program taking place as part of the conference. They are still looking for BYTs who are leaders in sustainable food groups around the country (this means you!) to participate. To get involved, contact Gordon Jenkins (gordon/at/slowfoodnation.org.) It promises to be an exciting and inspiring event, with lots of great tastings, wonderful speakers, and even a Victory Garden.
If you are in New York and would like to get a head start on Slow Food Nation contact me (timothy.minerd/at/gmail.com) and I'd be happy to put you in touch with Slow Food's national office. They are headquartered in Brooklyn, and would love to see a Columbia presence at the event.