Sunday, October 23, 2011, 10 - 4
Food for Thought & Thought for Food
Phoenix College Osborn Campus
The free, day-long celebration of local food is designed to educate, inspire and empower Arizonans to become involved in the production of food in our yards, public spaces, community gardens and schools. The festival will also highlight creative ways to access, distribute and use the foods grown in Arizona. This 2011 inaugural festival will be held at the Phoenix College Osborn campus located on the southeast corner of 11th Ave and West Osborn Road on Sunday, October 23 from 10-4.
The Festival will include:
A Farmer’s Market - all Arizona-grown or produced
Food Vendor Area - including food trucks, all with a focus on as much as possible being sourced in AZ
Vendor Area - including businesses that sell food-growing supplies, books, art related to local food, food prep items, etc.; non-profits and public companies that serve to make connections within or teach about the local food system or serve those in need of quality food
Music and Entertainment with a focus on diversity
Chef Demonstrations focusing on everyday preparation techniques using whole local foods
Classes, Exhibits and Discussions relating to:
Growing your own food: starting a garden, composting, seed saving, keeping chickens in the city, growing herbs, growing fruit trees, permaculture, etc.
Locally sourcing your food and supplies for growing food: gleaning, where to buy local foods, sourcing free/local materials
Utilizing local foods everyday: basic preserving, menu planning around local foods on a budget, Why local food?
Festival-Goers will have the opportunity to:
· Learn how to start a beginner food garden.
· Speak with food growers across our state and see and taste delicious and healthy food products grown by farmers.
· Enjoy cooking demonstrations by local chefs featuring special dishes using fresh local fruits, herbs, vegetables, eggs and meat.
· Experience educational exhibits and demonstrations that provide information on farms and gardens, nutrition and health, urban food initiatives, school garden initiatives, composting, water harvesting, seed saving and more.
· Learn about urban farming/urban homesteading.
· Learn to use wholesome local foods to stretch their budget with healthy food/menu planning.
· Participate as a family with children’s activities.
· Enjoy local music and art that celebrates the diversity of local food.
· Connect with businesses that grow and use local foods.
· Enjoy concessions from local businesses with an emphasis on Arizona grown foods.
The Arizona Local Food Festival Goals
· Create a scalable model for the Festival that can be supported by local communities throughout urban and rural Arizona, not just annually but year-long.
· Create a Festival model that can grow each year to reflect the growing local food movement.
The Arizona Local Food Fest Committee
AZ Local Food is a statewide community collaboration initiative of the FUSION Foundation working with community members to educate, inspire and empower Arizonans to become more active participants in their local food system, focusing on local food production, access, processes, purchasing and promotion.
The FUSION Foundation is responsible for ensuring AZ Local Food remains a community collaboration.
AZ Local Food consists of friends who share in their passion to make our local food system stronger and more inclusive. AZ Local Food is committed to:
Serving to grow food production in urban areas
Aligning local restaurants with local growers
Creating, increasing and maintaining biodiversity in our food supply
Supporting, maintaining, celebrating and promoting local producers, process, purchasing and promotion throughout the state of Arizona
Spreading taste education and connecting producers of excellent foods with the community through events and initiatives·
Providing education and empowerment for the the Arizona community to inform themselves and their communities about their local food choices
Creating access to wholesome food for all community members, with particular attention to specific outreach to increase cultural and socio-economic diversity
Celebrating and honoring Arizona’s diverse food cultures and traditions
The work of a gynaecologist who treats rape victims who have been subjected to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the focus of a film which has just been released. "The Man Who Mends Women", tells the story of Dr Denis Mukwege.
Although women are outpacing men in achieving higher levels of education, they are still more likely to pursue the humanities as opposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. That's according to the World's Women 2015, a UN report which looks at how women worldwide are faring in eight critical areas such as health, education, work, power and decision-making, and poverty.
MOHESHALI, Bangladesh – Something went terribly wrong when Asta Banu gave birth. Her labour was difficult and seemed to take forever. When the baby – a boy – was finally born, he was unresponsive. Although Ms. Banu's family quickly arranged transportation to the Thakurgaon District Hospital, their efforts were in vain. During the 20 km drive, the baby slipped into a coma and died.
Horses Help is a premier accredited therapeutic and recreational agency that serves the special needs population by providing activities to empower them to break through physical, cognitive and emotional barriers using a unique collaboration of horses and people within Arizona's "Valley of the Sun".
March Round-Up • Habitat for HumanityTuesday, March 28, 20175:30 PM to 7:30 PMWe invite you to a wonderful evening highlighting...
Community Appreciation DinnerMarch 2, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. individual tickets $25Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City5 - 6 pm...
January Round UpTuesday January 24thRacing Magpie 406 5th Street (the old Aby's Feed & Seed building)5:30 pm - 7:30 pmWe...