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Events for the week of 03/03/2013
Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems with Philip Ackerman-Leist
Date: 3/4 - 3/04   click here for website

Philip Ackerman-Leist will be speaking from 7-9pm in the Parkway Ballroom of the Student Union about his philosophy, work, and newest book, Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Build Local, Sustainable and Secure Food Systems


Philip Ackerman-Leist is a professor at Green Mountain College, where he established the college's farm and sustainable agriculture curriculum and is director of the Green Mountain College Farm & Food Project. He also founded and directs the college's Masters in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS), the nation's first online graduate program in food systems, featuring applied comparative research of students' home bioregions. He and his wife, Erin, farmed in the South Tirol region of the Alps and North Carolina before beginning their sixteen-year homesteading and farming venture in Pawlet, Vermont. With more than two decades of "field experience" working on farms, in the classroom, and with regional food systems collaborators, Philip's work is focused on examining and reshaping local and regional food systems from the ground up.


Open Mic Night @ Up In Smoke
Date: 3/5 - 3/05

Date/Time
Repeats every week until Sun Jun 30 2013 except Tue Nov 20 2012, Tue Dec 25 2012, Tue Jan 01 2013.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:00pm


Location
Up In Smoke Hookah Lounge & Retail Store
191 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28607


Description
Do you have what it takes to entertain? To be entertained? Up In Smoke's Open Mic Night is the best place to listen to new comics and musicians trying out their talents to prove they can make it to the top! We have a sign up board at our store if you're interested in participating or if you just want to see the line-up for the next Open Mic Night! For more information check us out on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upinsmokelounge

Thanks and Smoke Local!

Website
http://www.upinsmokelounge.com
Contact
Name: Eric S Lippert
Email: cs@upinsmokelounge.com
Phone: (828) 386-1500

Social Entrepreneurism: Lessons Learned From a Real Small Business Startup
Date: 3/5 - 3/05   click here for website

3/5/2013 12 noon - 1:30 pm
J.E. Broyhill Civic Center
RSVP: 828-726-2242

More information coming soon!

Carolina Chowdown at ASU
Date: 3/6 - 3/06   click here for website

Carolina Chowdown: A Local Food Feast series is back for the 2012-2013 school year. Last year, the series consisted of six meals featuring locally sourced meats and grains as well as seasonal produce.

Beginning with a cookout in September 2011 and concluding with a Mediterranean-themed meal in April, ASU has worked with our local partners to bring local food to campus.

Back by popular demand, ASU is continuing the series during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Wednesday, March 6th - 11:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, September 12th
Wednesday, October 10th
Wednesday, November 14th ~ Carolina Chowdown: A Local Thanksgiving
Wednesday, February 13th
Wednesday, March 6th
Wednesday, April 10th


Sponsor: ASU Food Services
Contact name: Heather Brandon
Contact email: brandonhy@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 828.262.6127
Location: Park Place Cafe, Rivers Street Cafe, Sanford Commons
For more Information on ASU Food Services Sustainability initiatives, click here

Local Beef Meeting
Date: 3/7 - 3/07

Local Beef Meeting
Thu Mar 7, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607


ASU has made a commitment to purchase more local food, and beef is one product they are looking to purchase.

Jeffrey Scott with Heifer Project USA will be there to answer questions. Please attend if you are interested in learning more.

Please let us know if you plan to attend (264-3061).

Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference
Date: 3/9 - 3/10   click here for website

Time: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Location: UNC Asheville, NC

A "one-of-a-kind event" that offers classes and hands on workshops on a variety of topics, including starting your first vegetable garden, baking bread, and raising your own goat herd. The mission of OGS is to provide down-to-earth, practical advice on growing and sustainable living, while remaining affordable and accessible to anyone wanting to participate. Early Bird Registration ends February 18th.


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