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Food Action Collective winter meeting line-up and updates
January 14th SMSU 333
January 21st MLK Day
January 28th SMSU 323
February 4th SMSU 327
February 18th SMSU 230
February 25th SMSU 323
March 4th SMSU 326
March 11th SMSU 333
+ Collaboration with Healthy You Wellness Challenge
We are excited to announce an upcoming series of events designed to get folks involved in hands-on food education. HEAL Workshops will give participants a chance to learn about food preservation, winterizing your garden, stretching your food dollar, preparing seasonal and ethnic recipes, and so much more!
- Our first event will be held Wednesday January 23rd from 3-5 pm at the PSU Native American Student & Community Center at 710 SW Jackson Street. This event is called Let's Get Saucy and will give students an opportunity to learn how to make their own applesauce from locally donated apples from Kiyokawa Orchards in Mt. Hood Oregon (http://www.mthoodfruit.com/).
- As part of a collaboration with PSU Student Rec Center's Healthy You Wellness Challenge, this event and future Winter Term FAC events will contribute to students earning healthy wellness points for their attendance. The Healthy You Wellness Challenge is a campaign put on by the PSU Recreation Center and allows participants to log their progress for 9 weeks in furthering their overall wellness physically,socially, environmentally and intellectually.
Solutions Generator Campaign- Bringing Farm Worker Awareness to the Sustainable Food Table at PSU
As part of the 2013 Solutions Generator Campaign, the Food Action Collective and members from the student group Las Mujeres have assembled a team to raise awareness and educate students on the intersection between the origins of food consumed, and the farm workers who grow and harvest that food. The team has been awarded $1500 to implement this campaign which will consist of multiple components including an interactive display in the SMSU dining area, hosting panelists and round-table discussions with local organizations, as well as holding a service-learning day with CAPACES Leadership Institute that gives students the opportunity to "learn by doing" at an organization who supports farm workers in Woodburn OR. The campaign will take place at the beginning of Spring term 2013.
- Although the project leads are set for the Farm Worker Awareness Week campaign, there will be plenty of volunteer opportunities for members to get involved. If you are interested in being part of this campaign, please attend our Winter term meetings or send us an email with the subject line "Farm Worker Awareness Week" to firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information on the campaign, visit: http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/2013-solutions-generator
Healthy, Seasonal Recipes for This Holiday Season
If you head to the farmers market this month you are likely to see winter produce at its best! Butternut and acorn squash, potatoes, leeks, apples, turnips, rutabaga, carrots, collard greens and bok choy....but how to cook this stuff??? Here are a few recipes that will warm you up, take it easy on your wallet and are worth sharing!
- Maple Butternut Squash + Apple Soup- http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/11/maple-butternut-squash-apple-soup/ - (delicious with bread, and substitute veggie broth, and non-dairy milk if desired)
- Roasted Beets, Turnips & Carrots with Fennel-http://www.melangery.com/2012/04/roasted-beets-turnips-and-carrots-with.html - (substitute olive oil for butter if desired)
- Root Vegetable Fritters with Rutabaga & Carrots- http://cookwithwhatyouhave.com/tag/root-vegetable-fritters/