Friday, June 21, 2013

Save the Date- Fall Open House- Oct 26, 2013

Our Fall Open House will again include critter talks, walks, scavenger hunts, crafts and good food. We will once again be part of National Food Day with good-for-you treats that are also good-to-eat! We are working on some great presentations and lining up new (to our event) organizations to display at our event. Check back for updates as they happen :o)
What is Food Day?
Food Day is a year-round nationwide celebration of and movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food culminating in a day of action on October 24 every year. Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and driven by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and citizens, Food Day aims to bring us closer to a food system with “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it.
Join the national Food Day movement to connect with other food activists in your area; get access to free resources to help children and adults “Eat Real” and promote your own efforts on our national map; and to have fun celebrating the progress we can make when we work together to change the American food system.

How can you get involved?

Sign up to host an event or coordinate for your area, and connect with coordinators and events at Events and activities can be anything from a healthy potluck, a local food taste test, farmers market walk-over, or movie screening, to a campus conference on policy, or a district-wide challenge to eliminate junk food from schools. The goal is to educate, raise awareness, and advocate for improvements in the food system.
See the 2012 Campaign Report, featuring 3,200 events that took place in all 50 states, for more ideas. Joining the Food Day movement may also mean taking small steps over the year to introduce more fruits and veggies into your diet, getting involved in your local food policy council, or teaching children to make healthy recipes.

The website offers organizing guides for general organizing, schools, campuses, faith communities, film screenings, and more at They also offer a limited amount of free printed promotional materials to event hosts.
Spread the word!
Thanks for considering passing this along to friends, family, or colleagues.
Sign up for email updates through, follow @FoodDay2013 on Twitter, and “Like” Food Day on Facebook ( to stay updated with the national campaign and learn about upcoming regional and national conference calls.

“It's time to Eat Real!”

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