Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
4:30 - 6 p.m.
This event is free and the public is welcome.
(A rain date is set for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018)
The AppalFRESH (Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health) Collaborative is a new, but growing group of faculty, staff and graduate students at Appalachian State University with a common interest in research, education and engagement related to socially, economically and ecologically viable food systems.
This collaborative group will host a second annual community meal with the help of many student groups across campus to gather people around a common, 100-yard continuous table to have discussions about the importance of a sustainable food system. This includes a food system that is responsible to the environment, healthy and available to everyone.
Food has the ability to unite people and sitting around a table together with the Appalachian family and the wider Boone community is a great opportunity for story-telling and discussions that help shift the momentum of our community toward local, equitable food solutions.
Building off of the success of last year’s Community FEaST, here are the three goals for the event:
Build community by encouraging conversation and storytelling about sustainable food
Minimize waste (a zero-waste event)
Maximize local food food sourcing
This event is free and anyone is welcome to attend. Your "ticket" is your own plate, utensil and filled water bottle to help make this a near-zero waste event.
This event is organized by Carla Ramsdell, Sustainability Liaison for the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian. Contact the AppalFRESH collaborative (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how to participate as a student organization or group.
Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health Collaborative (AppalFRESH) is a new, but growing group of faculty, staff and graduate students at Appalachian State University with a common interest in research, education and engagement related to socially, economically and ecologically viable food systems. AppalFRESH strives to host and promote events that lead to a better understanding of and spur conversations around food issues, conduct and support research on salient food issues, and to be of service to faculty, staff, community members and students by sharing resources, and making and maintaining connections. Learn more at https://rieee.appstate.edu/AppalFRESH_Collaborative.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, one stand-alone academic program, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. The college’s values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of its students as global citizens. There are approximately 6,100 student majors in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at https://cas.appstate.edu.
Sept. 6, 2018