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Sustainability Literacy Task Force (SLTF). The following questions are intended to get students in a variety of disciplines started on researching food issues and solutions related to what they are studying.

Community Action

Local and State Organizations

What Else? Attend a Campus Event

Campus events:

Food Book Display at the WCC Bailey Library.  Come check out the books on display about food politics, food sustainability, food policy and much more.

1) Foraging Walk in the Woods On Tuesday, September 30, 2014,

George Hedgepeth from Nature Learning Community will lead a Foraging Walk in the Woods, looking for wild edible foods on the WCC campus. Meet at the WCC library foyer, GM 1st floor near the elevators at 3:30 PM for a walk lasting a little more than an hour. Rain date is Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public and is limited to 25 participants. Please sign up in advance at  Contact for more information.


2) Sustainable Dinner from the WCC CORE Garden On Friday, October 10, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Join us for a special sustainable dinner created by Chefs Alice Gannon-Boss and Derek Anders and their students using locally-grown food, including produce from the WCC CORE Garden.  Our honored guest will be Kimberly Groce, founder of the CORE Garden.  The dinner will take place at Garrett’s and will cost $10 for students.  An announcement about how to get tickets will be made at a later date. For more information, contact


 3) Business of Sustainable Foods Workshop On Thursday, October 23, at 4:00-5:15 PM

Get inspired about sustainable foods businesses and learn how to start your own!  Talks will be given by entrepreneurs Jane Bush from Grazing Fields Cooperative & Apple Shram Orchard, Jesse Raudenbush from Starr Valley Farms, Mary Wessel-Walker from Harvest Kitchen and moderated by Victoria Bennett.  This event is free and open to the public and will take place in ML 103/123. Contact for more information.


 4) Food, Diet and Genes: Is What You're Eating What's Eating You?  On Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 6-7 PM in ML 105

Join Emily Thompson, Ph.D. for a talk on the popular topic of how food and diet work with your genes to affect your health.   This event is free and open to the public. Contact for more information.


5) Book Club for the Book, Eat Drink Vote: an Illustrated Guide to Food Politics (with comics!) by Marion Nestle.  On October 30, 2014, from 4:00-5:00 PM

Join Emily  Thompson, Ph.D. at the Java Spot (WCC college coffee shop) for a fun and interesting book club about how food politics and comics are entwined!  This event is free and open to the public and a number of copies of the book are available on closed reserve at the WCC library. Contact for more information.

            WCC Library has 10 copies of the book available to borrow.

 6) Breastfeeding Matters!

Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, in ML 150

Human milk provides a healthy start that lasts a lifetime.  It is the gold standard in newborn nutrition.  Babies benefit, mothers benefit and communities benefit.  This workshop is for any healthcare student or person who is curious about this amazing process.  Come learn about breastfeeding and support mothers at the same time!  This event is run by Theresa Dubiel, MSN, RN and her students and is free and open to the public.  Attendees who sign up by November 17 will get a light lunch, sign up here (limit 50): For further questions, contact

7) Empty Bowls Fundraiser to Fight Hunger

November 19 11-2 in the Student Center

Featuring hand made ceramic bowls and a delicious soup from Garretts.

Event Sponsored by: The Teachers, Staff and Students in the Ceramic Program;  Culinary Arts Program and Chef Derek Anders; Student Development and Activities; and the Sustainability Literacy Task Force.

Empty Bowls display currently in the Bailey Library




Eat Drink Vote