Tuesday, December 1, 2009

SSA Meeting Minutes - Monday, Nov. 30th

Monday night's SSA meeting included announcements about the Stand Up Against Methyl Iodide march in Sacramento. Also, guest Brandon Louie discussed his work with the Children in the Fields project. Finally, SSA discussed the Real Food Challenge at UC Davis.

Minutes from Monday, November 30th meeting. 

Monday, November 30, 2009

Olive Harvest 2009

Students for Sustainable agriculture hosted their annual olive pick this last weekend. With permission from both the UCD Olive Center and Grounds, students, faculty, and alumni harvested olives on campus last Sunday in a joint effort to produce olives for oil. This year the crew of over 50 people harvested a total of 3,326.5 pounds of olives. The organizers and volunteers carted the raw olives to Mike Madison's farm, Yolo Bulb, in Woodland, where he used his small scale industrial olive press to make the oil. Grand total: 47.5 gallons of oil, which was happily distributed via a serve yourself olive oil stand behind one organizers' house. And as we've picked up our share, and patiently wait for the oil to settle, we're already looking forward to next year!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Keepin it REAL FOOD Week Wrap Up!

Keepin' it REAL FOOD Week! rocked the Davis campus last week. We added over 15 people to our listserv, raffled off several of our cookbooks, and shared some real food loving.

The Dine with Dignity campaign and movie screening was excellent and highly attended. The screening concluded with a live conversation for a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida and great live music.

The Real Food taste-testing went great. Everyone loved the Zucchini and Sesame salad made from fresh zucchini from the student farm.

King Corn was great - especially all the yummy popcorn that was grown on the Student Farm.

There was a rocking solar cooking demo on the West Quad - Katie Cooper and Solarising helped to educate the community on using the power of the sun to cook food!

Finally, Keepin' it REAL FOOD Week wrapped up with a Student Farm get-together where we shared some amazingly REAL food, including several dishes cooked in the solar ovens earlier that day, and a beautifully made-from-scratch cherry pie with Coco Ranch cherries.

Check out some of the pictures from the event below...

Dine with Diginity - Immokalee: From Slavery to Freedom screening

Getting ready to talk to the CIW member in Immokalee, FL over skype.

Students and community members at the CIW Dine with Dignity film screening.

Liz Fitzgerald, engaging the group of students and community members in a discussion
about farm-worker rights and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers campaign.

Natalie Yahr, from Local Dirt on KDVS 90.3FM, recording the conversation with the CIW member.

Maggie Lickter and Katie Cooper handing out free seeds and a sampling of zucchini
sesame salad made from fresh organic zucchini from the Student Farm.

Katie Cooper showing off our 100 Ways to Eat Fresh! Eat Local cookbook.

We handed out seasonal availability charts, free seeds, and zucchini salad.

Maggie, engaging some students in a conversation about what "Real Food" means.

Maggie Lickter, Dani Lee, and Katie Cooper working the taste-testing table at the Coffee House.

Katie Copper, pitting Coco Ranch cherries on the quad for a home-made fresh cherry pie.

Katie Cooper, teaching a student about solar cooking.

Katie Cooper and the solar cooking demo in the East Quad.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Meeting Notes from 5.19.09

Click HERE to see the full notes from the May 19th meeting!!

Keepin it REAL FOOD Week!

Join Students for Sustainable Agriculture in celebrating...

Keepin it REAL FOOD Week!
May 26th-29th, 2009

Working together towards educating the campus community in a more
socially just and ecologically balanced approach to our food system.

Dine with Dignity Campaign -Movie Screening
Tuesday, May 26th - 5:45-7:00pm
Immokalee: From Slavery to Freedom
Live conversation with a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
UC Davis Coffee House - Southwest Dining Room
Free popcorn from the Student Farm…

Take the REAL FOOD taste test!
Wednesday, May 27th - 11am-1pm
UC Davis Coffee House – outside of the hot food area

King Corn Movie Screening
Thursday, May 28th - 7:30pm
UC Davis Coffee House - Southwest Dining Room
Free popcorn from the Student Farm…

Solar Cooking Demonstration
Friday, May 29th - 12:00-2:00pm
UC Davis West QUAD

Student Farm Get-Together
Friday, May 29th - 7:00pm
UC Davis Student Farm
Click here for a map to the Student Farm

Immokalee Workers Educational Display
Hart Hall Flash! Exhibit Foyer
Weeklong event
Will be displayed through summer

Please see attached fliers...

Brought to you by:


ASUCD Coffee House
UC Davis Student Farm
UC Davis Agriculture Sustainability Institute
UC Davis Chicano Studies 50 Students

Friday, May 8, 2009

SSA Meeting on Cinco de Mayo!

SSA had a great meeting on Cinco de Mayo!

We covered a lot of topics, including information on a possible FORAGING GARDEN at UC Davis!! After that we discussed Keepin' it Real Food Week and the events we have planned for that. We have all been working so hard to organize these events, and it is going to be a GREAT week! The dates are set for May 25-29th, and will include a CoHo taste test, green-smoothie demo, and much more! To read the meeting notes from this meeting, click HERE!

To read a draft of the foraging Garden, click HERE!