The air is alive with the buzz of the end of summer! Who’s ready for fall?
The weather is getting to be down right inviting, and there are lots of happenings around to help you enjoy it. This fall the Community Enrichment program at Millsaps is offering a backyard astronomy class, several classes with Felder Rushing (including a green gardening class) and a four series class on bamboo solutions.
For those interesting in students eating good, Food Corps is a Americorps program that recruits young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems. Once stationed, FoodCorps members will build Farm to School supply chains, expand food system and nutrition education programs, and build and tend school food gardens. Pretty awesome, huh? The program is in development now, but is set to be going the middle of next year. If you want get a Food Corps member involved with your school, 501 (c) 3, or institute of higher learning, apply here before September 15.
Do you love food, culture, and justice? Get a taste of The Gumbo That Unites Us All this October at the Community Food Security Coalition Conference in New Orleans. With workshop titles like ‘Innovative Solutions to Food Deserts in Urban Areas’, ‘Food Systems Education and Student-driven Food Reform In New Orleans’, and ‘Organizing for Workers’ and Immigrants’ Rights in Community Food Systems’ whats not to find engaging?
Also, the Fair Trade Green Store is now hiring! I (Katherine) am sad-to-be-leaving but happy-to-be-going. So Karen needs some help! Stop by today and pick up an application.
The Rainbow Plaza is a drop point for a MARL dog food drive, so drop off dog food donations through Saturday September 4. They try to keep the pups on Purina or Pedigree Dog Chow and Puppy Chow, but will accept all donations.