Join us the third Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 pm
at the Urban Ecology Center for a delicious potluck dinner and a program including lively discussion.

 


 

Events...

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
6 - 8 pm
Potluck dinner followed by speaker & discussion

FoodRight
Empowering youth to choose foods that sustain health

Speaker: Lisa Kingery, Founder & Culinary Educator

Youth Chef Academy is the cornerstone of Food Right’s work. Share a potluck dinner and then learn more about Youth Chef Academy and other ways this organization is creating solutions in our community.

FoodRight partners with schools, community-based organizations, institutions and businesses to offer food, gardening, and culinary nutrition education programming and services.

Their goal is to bring hands-on culinary education to every school-aged child in Milwaukee, empowering children, families and communities to make food choices that will not only bring lasting and positive changes in their personal health but also to the health of their communities and the environment.  They envision a world where eating wholesome, home-cooked meals with family and friends is the norm and all people have the opportunity to enjoy life long health.


Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
6 - 8 pm
Potluck dinner followed by short videos & discussion based on readings

Talking about pigs and pork
Join Friends of Real Food for a potluck dinner, short videos and lively discussion based on the research of Barry Estabrook and his book Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat. All are welcome to join us whether you've done the reading or not.

If he was going to eat pork, Barry Estabrook decided he’d better learn as much about pigs and how they are raised as he could.  Did you know pigs are intelligent and have been domesticated by people for 10,000 years as well as living in the wild?  Estabrook also shares what he learned about the costs of factory farms for the animals, environment, the workers and us. He also found and shares inspiring stories of sustainable alternative pig farms.

If you don't have time to read the book, check out one or all of these online interviews with Barry Estabrook:

Interview on the Splendid Table
http://www.splendidtable.org/story/inside-the-factory-farm-where-97-of-us-pigs-are-raised
Read transcript of interview or listen to it online (22 minutes)

Interview in Modern Farmer
http://modernfarmer.com/2015/05/pork-chops-pig-smarts-and-muckraking-an-interview-with-barry-estabrook/

Civil Eats interview
http://civileats.com/2015/05/05/pig-tales-the-story-of-pork-in-america/

NPR exceprt from book about wild, feral pigs
http://www.npr.org/books/titles/403318353/pig-tales-an-omnivores-quest-for-sustainable-meat#excerpt

Barry Estabrook's website: http://politicsoftheplate.com/