Monday, February 1, 2010

A School Lunch Story & Fair Food Project

School Lunch. Last Saturday, The Devil Makes Three and Mad Cow String Band performed at a benefit concert for the Davis Farm-to-School Connection, working to create an educational and cultural environment in our schools that connects food choices with personal health, community, farms, and land. On this week's show, we bring you a field report from the benefit concert. Children talk about the food and gardens at their schools, adults recall their school lunch memories, and Dorothy Peterson and Talia Hack-Davie talk about the successes and projects of the Davis Farm-to-School Connection.

Fair Food Project. Alida Cantor, from the California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS), discusses the Fair Food Project, her work with the CIRS, and how farmers are working toward providing a safe and fair environment for their workers. To find out more about how you as a consumer can help support fair food, check out the Fair Food Project website for resources and to see the Fair Food Project documentary.

Students for Sustainable Agriculture will be screening the Fair Food Project documentary on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30pm in the Campus Center for the Environment/Project Compost Office located in Lower Freeborn Hall at the UC Davis campus.

Listen. Use the player below to hear the show, or click "divShare" to get the mp3.

Music Playlist.
"Georgia Bottleneck Blues" by Cecil Barfield (Art of Field Recording, Vol. 1 on Dust to Digital)
"East Of Woodstock, West Of Viet Nam" by Tom Russell (Blood and Candle Smoke on Shout Factory)
"Carroll County Blues" by Gordon Tanner, Smokey Joe Miller and Uncle John Patterson (Art of Field Recording, Vol. 1 on Dust to Digital)
"Pow Wow Song" by Chippewa Nation (The Mississippi: River Of Song -- A Musical Journey Down The Mississippi on Smithsonian Folkways)

Announcements. Tickets are now available (but limited) for the Vagina Monologues! Three shows: Friday Feb 12th @ 7pm, Saturday Feb 13th @ 2pm and @ 7pm. You can purchase tickets on a sliding scale of $5-15 at the Women's Resources & Research Center on the UCD Campus. 10% of proceeds go to women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with remaining proceeds benefiting My Sister's House and Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County.

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