Monday, May 19, 2008

Envisioning Meeting TODAY

SSA is having its envisioning meeting today 6pm at Bowley (potluck first, then discussion). Come by and discuss what we've accomplished this year, what we could work on and what we should plan for the next year.

To kind of prep ourselves for the meeting we can refresh our memory about our mission...

.....To realize our mission (and vision) we employ the following methods:
  • Connect communities through the celebration of food

  • Integrate practice and theory to promote ecosystem and human health

  • Empower students

  • Utilize local resources and knowledge

  • Support both interdisciplinary and experiential education

  • Advocate research pertinent to sustainable agriculture

  • Stimulate innovative and accessible public outreach in the greater community

  • Facilitate discussion among diverse viewpoints and perspectives

  • Support the greater community of farmers, farm workers, and consumers

Projects: past, current and on-going

  • Development of curriculum for new UCD Sustainable Agriculture major

  • UCD/Davis Sustainable Ag directory

  • Farm-to-College

  • Campus Food System Sustainability Project ~ check out our Participatory Action Research Summary and Workbook!!

  • Community outreach (website, sustainable agriculture poster displays, attending events, fact sheets etc.)

  • Recruitment, network building and strategic planning

  • Alternatives in Sustainable Agriculture lecture series planning

  • Local Dirt! A public affairs radio show focused on agrifood system issues.

  • Slow Foods USA convivium
  • Real Food Challenge
  • Focus the National
  • Local Foods Week

Hope to see you at 6pm tonight!

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