Sustainability

Understanding Your Food System

International WeekAs part of this year's International Week, Western's Sustainability team is proud to present a day dedicated to food sustainability! Understanding Your Food System is an event for Western staff, students, faculty and the community. From farm to compost, learn about where our food comes from, the importance of knowing our food system, the benefits of eating healthy, and what is done with our organic waste and food scraps.

Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: London Hall Residence, Room 100

Panelists include:

Bryan Gilvesy- YU Ranch- representing the farming perspective, ecosystem health, options/decisions farmers are faced with
Andrew Fleet- Growing Chefs!  representing the food preparation and importance of education/food literacy 
Dr. June Matthews- representing the nutritional aspect of consumption and healthy choices
Pearce Fallis- representative from Harvest Power, discussing the importance of food waste from an operational and renewable standpoint

Attendees can also participate in an interactive cooking session offered by the FRESH team. Learn how to cook with in-season, local foods and herbs and sample the food too!

This is sure to be an exciting event!

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-your-food-system-tickets-19208782987 seating is limited.