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Monday, Aug. 1, 2011

Farmers Market on Campus
Fridays, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Mission Gardens

Throughout the summer, the Adobe Lodge will host a weekly farmers market, featuring organic produce. Marsha Habib, farmer and Americorps volunteer with Bronco Urban Gardens brings seasonal produce from the BUG Farm and nearby farms in Hollister. Last week's market showcased summer squash, kale, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, and beautifully sweet strawberries.

The Adobe Lodge often uses produce from the BUG farm, especially during the table service program on Wednesdays. Also, most strawberries served at the faculty dining venue are also from the BUG farm.

Read more about the BUG Farm.

The Lure and Lore of Yosemite: a 19th Century View
Through August 31, 9 am - 9 pm | University Library

"The Lure and Lore of Yosemite" is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of art, literature and ephemera relating to the history of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Visitors to the exhibit will get a powerful sense of the impact of tourism on Yosemite in the decades between 1870 and 1900. Highlights include: lithographs by San Francisco artist George Holbrook Baker, magnificent mammoth plate photographs by Carleton Watkins and an original pencil sketch by Thomas Ayres, the first artist ever to draw Yosemite. The exhibit also features examples of rare 19th century ephemera that attest to the intense commercial activity of this period.

More information.

Sustainability 101
August 11, 9 am - 11 am | Lucas Hall, Forbes Family Conference Center

Marianna Grossman, SSV's Executive Director facilitates a dynamic interactive lecture titled "Regenerative Capitalism and Radical Regionalism: Creating Solutions at the Scale of the Challenge."

Register here.

Global Social Benefit Incubator Business Plan Summary Presentations
August 18 | Mayer Theatre

Please join Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society for a day of business plan summary presentations by the 2011 Global Social Benefit Incubator entrepreneurs from around the world. Products and services developed by the 2011 class include: biogas-powered milk coolers for Ugandan farmers; microfranchise training and employment opportunities for slum youth in Kenya; probiotics to improve health in Mexico; solar-powered chicken and egg production in Haiti; and women-created fashion and furniture from recycled garbage in the Philippines.

About the Global Social Benefit Incubator
The GSBI empowers socially-minded entrepreneurs to build economically sustainable organizations and to solve problems for people living in poverty around the world. The signature program of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University, this capacity and skill-building program combines online and in-residence exercises with training and mentoring from academic leaders and Silicon Valley executives over an intensive eight-month period. Entrepreneurs graduate from the program with practical and strategic business tools to allow their companies to “scale”, meaning they increase revenue faster than expenses.

Register for the 2011 GSBI Business Plan Summary Presentations.

4th Annual Hunger Issues Forum
September 9, 8 am - 1:30 pm | Lucas Hall, Forbes Family Conference Center

The Food and Agribusiness Institute is pleased to once again sponsor and host the 4th Annual Hunger Issues Forum in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank.

More information.

Tags: Arts, Environmental Justice, Events, Food

 

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