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.




Our next monthly gatherings:

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
6 - 8 pm
Potluck dinner followed by speaker & discussion

Cooking up Change
Speaker: Kathy Papineau of Milwaukee Localicious & MKE Kitchen

Whether she is catering, teaching, selling food or networking, Kathy Papineau has a mission to help everyone have access to healthy nutrient dense food and to care for our earth.  She uses her MKE Kitchen, a commercial kitchen in Riverwest, for her catering business and cooking classes and rents it out to other food entrepreneurs.

Come share a potluck dinner and hear how Kathy puts her values into practice in an amazing number of ways. Whether she’s sourcing local food and serving it at events in ceramic plates and mason jars, teaching kids and teens how to cook, or coming up with tasty new recipes, Kathy is an inspiration to our local good food movement.

Thursday, June 16th, 6 - 8 pm
How the federal government and big food scientists influence what we eat

Our “book” selection this month is two articles -- perfect for those of us who don’t always have time to read an entire book. Come share a potluck dinner and what you learned from these online articles. You are welcome to join the discussion whether you’re done the reading or not.
How The Government Decides What You Eat (the battle over the 2015 dietary guidelines) by Georgina Gustin
The Extraordinary Science of  Addictive Junk Food by Michael Moss (excerpt in NY Times Magazine from his book: Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us)