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  •  San Francisco to Yosemite: Walking Across California

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Walk Across California, Mt. Diablo Descent. Photo by Analisa Fuentes
    David Popalisky’s visionary class takes its second trek from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, covering over 225 miles on foot.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Buy Fresh Buy Local, Santa Clara Valley
    Looking for local food-related adventures? Check out the Community Alliance for Family Farmers' "Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!"
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    The Forge Garden is proud to promote and support sustainable businesses in our purchasing and public offerings.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Organic produce
    Have you considered buying organic? If you haven't yet, try prioritizing the purchase of a few food items first and read on for more reasons you should make the full organic switch.
  •  Food & Agribusiness Institute: Leaders for a Better Future

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    FAI logo
    From Ghana to Burma and now Cuba, the Food and Agribusiness Institute takes students around the world to explore and experience challenges and solutions in the modern farming industry.
  •  Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Some may say she’s passionate, others may say she’s over involved, but if one thing is for sure, Lisa McMonagle demonstrates commitment and drive for sustainable and just food.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Grad Pledge Sign-Ups
    Donate/ Sponsor: Relay for Life
    GREEN Club's Earth Day Fair
    Spring Gardening Workshop and Plant Sale
    Going Native Garden Tour
    Guadalupe River Park Conservancy's "Starting From Seed"
    FAI & CLASP Drought Series
    Bike and Gear Basics with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Forge Garden Showcase
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    BUG kids from archives
    Learn more about Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG), a holistic program that provides food education services for San José youth.
  •  Take Action: Food

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Farmworker Collage. Photo Courtesy of Jacob Anikulapo, Flickr via
    Tips to lessen your food waste and how to be an informed eater.
    REDUCE: Smaller portion sizes
    REUSE: The best to-go ware
    RECYCLE: Composting food scraps
    RESPECT: Farm-to-fork
  •  Take Action: Water Conservation

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect for water conservation.
    REDUCE: cleaning & gardening
    REUSE: graywater tips
    RECYCLE: conserving behaviors
    RESPECT: water and food
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    How much energy goes into producing your food? Learn how to cook "low-carbon" meals during The Forge Garden's Valentine's Day Social.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    The Forge Garden is a part of the global urban farming movement.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Dining Services by Bon Appétit is committed to socially responsible practices and this summer, was recognized by PETA2.org, a youth animal rights group. Read more about Bon Appétit's support for humane animal-welfare.
    Bon Appetit
  •  Meet the Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Crew

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Passion for food justice and sustainability are key components of Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG). Carly and Ruth bring this and more as the Silicon Valley HealthCorps members.
  •  Get to know your farmer: Rose Madden

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    Since Rose Madden became the Forge Organic Garden Manager in November 2012, over 150 events occurred at the Forge--including volunteer workdays, courses using the garden as a living laboratory, department gatherings, and gardening workshops. Get to know Rose Madden, SCU's organic garden manager.
  •  Bob Lubecky sustains wholesome dining experience for campus

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    One of humanity's greatest impacts with the earth is the relationship with food. Robert "Bob" Lubecky strives to create a more sustainable dining experience for SCU and in the process, is helping to change the way the food industry works.
  •  Entertaining on a budget: How to get the party started

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    The Office of Sustainability teamed up with the Alumni Association's Life After SCU series to provide both a framework and handful of ideas on how to entertain guests with a limited budget and tips for becoming more self-sufficient, environmentally-conscious, and innovative.
  •  New Forge Garden Manager looks to expand production, enhance education

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    The Forge Garden recently hired a new Organic Garden Manager. Rose Madden, an SCU alumna, has big plans for increasing fruit and vegetable production at The Forge and for enhancing the garden's educational component. Read more about Rose and her plans for expanding SCU's own community garden.
  •  Food and Agribusiness Institute brings "Hunger Games" to SCU

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) is raising awareness of global hunger issues. FAI brought its own version of the Hunger Games to SCU last spring to engage students, faculty, and staff with issues of hunger and malnutrition. Read about this event and the 5th Annual Hunger Issues Forum, set to take place September 28.
  •  Chris Bacon: Reducing seasonal hunger, food insecurity; food justice research in Nicaragua

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Assistant Professor Chris Bacon of the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences has been conducting research on sustainable food systems and food justice in Nicaragua during the past several summers. Read about how he is working to combat food insecurity and issues of food injustice and hear his advice for creating a more sustainable global food system, which is a critical part of a more ecologically, environmentally, and socially just world.
 

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