Join us at this public event to raise awareness for local food systems, and learn about food safety issues, school food projects, composting, gardening, and more! There will also be a screening of the film Dirt! The Movie. The event will take place on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at the MSU College of Technology’s Heritage Hall in Great Falls from 8:00-1:00. All of the workshops except GAP will be repeated, so you can attend two if you like!
8am Registration & Continental Breakfast/Vendors
8:45 Welcome/student essay winners
9:30am dirt! THE MOVIE
11am Break/vendors/local door prizes
Free admission with a donation of two cans of nutritious food for the MSU-COT Student Food Pantry.
GAP: Good Agriculture Practices (MT State Ag Dept). Focus on safe fresh food production and handling practices. Local growers, producers, sanitarians, food service managers, institutional food buyers will need this information as they begin buying, selling and cooking local fresh food.
How to Start an In-School Pantry (Gayle Gifford, Community Food Bank)
Making Good Dirt (Bokashi Cold Composting with Captain Compost)
Feeding Your Family From Your Backyard (10 most asked questions on gardening (3rd Level Master Gardener)
How To Cook and Preserve From Your Garden (MSU Extension & Opp,Inc.)
Why do you need to be there? Because the solution to hunger is in our backyards!
The FRESH! Food Forum is hosted by Sunburst Unlimited, Inc., a Great Falls 501(c)3 nonprofit all-volunteer organization founded locally in 1998.
Sign Up… Show Up… Help feed a kid/family local FRESH! Food
Register @ www.gardensfromgarbage.org to guarantee a packet & a seat at the movie. Limited seating. Call Captain Compost with questions: 868-2359