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Local Foodstorm: A brainstorm about local food in Greensboro

Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , ,
Students, faculty, and community members across Greensboro are invited to FOODSTORM - a local brainstorm about Greensboro's food needs.

Students, faculty, and community members across Greensboro are invited to FOODSTORM – a local brainstorm about Greensboro’s food needs. On March 27th, 2015, UNCG will host the FOODSTORM event from 12-3 PM at the Gatewood Studio Arts Building [3rd Floor studios]. The purpose of the event is to host interdisciplinary conversations about local food needs and then to catalyze action just in time to gear up for the 2015 growing season!

How will it work?

This event will feature organizations that are currently working on some piece of the local food system puzzle. These organizations will each present one thought-provoking question or issue they face. Attendees will then be invited to select an organization and join a small group conversation on the question posed by that organization. Each organization will also be encouraged to offer pathways for event attendees to join volunteer efforts after the Foodstorm event is over. There will be food trucks, awesome people, and many ways to get involved. Stay tuned for more details!

Participating organizations already include:

  • The City of Greensboro
  • Ethnosh
  • The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
  • The City Oasis Project at Warnersville
  • The Mobile Oasis Mobile Farmers Market
  • The Guilford Food Council

The event is free and open to the public, and you can contact Laura Cole at lbsmith5@uncg.edu or Marianne LeGreco at melegrec@uncg.edu. If you are a local food organization seeking involvement, please contact Laura or Marianne about adding your organization to the list above.

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FOODSTORM is part of UNCG’s 2015 Ashby Dialogue on “Localization in a Global World.” The dialogues are dedicated to understanding both local and global pathways to community resilience.