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.






Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
6 to 8 pm

Join us for a potluck dinner and a selection of short films about food.


Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
6 to 8 pm

Join us for a potluck dinner, short videos and a discussion of The Food Explorer

The Food Explorer is the story of David Fairchild, a late-19th-century food explorer traveling the world as a special agent of the American government. He visited more than fifty countries, all by boat, in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater.

He got arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. He brought back avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes, and hundreds of fruits and vegetables that would forever change what Americans eat.

From writer Daniel Stone comes Fairchild’s story and the story of a nation newly emboldened to collect new things—most exciting among them, new foods. Fairchild was the first American foodie, the father of globalized agriculture, and, in an era of transformative inventors and political leaders, he was a culinary visionary whose country, because of his work, would never be the same.

Learn more about the book in this transcript of a NPR interview.