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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: The Edible City

Sustainability@ASU Food Systems
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Film starts: 6:30 p.m.
Post-film discussion: 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies.

Following the film there will be a discussion with School...

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Urban Garden Talk: Arizona Microgreens

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Joseph Martinez

  • Co-founder, Arizona Microgreens

Arizona Microgreens, founded by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, produces organically-grown microgreens for individuals and restaurants throughout Arizona. Located within the greenhouse at the Brooks Community School, Arizona Microgreens operates as a social enterprise that creates employment opportunities for the local community and contributes to the financial...

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Food Systems & Beyond

Sustainability@ASU Food Systems
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us in kicking off Earth Month by attending the Food Systems and Beyond Event! Enjoy complimentary sustainable food offerings from campus dining locations, local growers and local producers. Consuming sustainable food reduces negative environmental aspects of food production and helps foster robust local economies and food security. #FeedItForward...

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Roundup from the Ground Up: The Supply Side Story of the World’s Most Profitable Herbicide, 1970-Today

Food Systems
Friday, February 17, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Bartow J. Elmore

  • Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
  • New America Carnegie Fellow

This event is at capacity. Available seats will be released 5 min. before start time. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. Or tune in to the LiveStream here.

Bartow J. Elmore is an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University. He is author of the award-winning Citizen Coke:...

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Film Screening: Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields

Food Systems
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

Ground Operations is an award-winning documentary film and social action campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. Please join us for the opportunity to talk with the filmmaker, Dulanie Ellis, and join in a...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maya Dailey

  • Owner of Maya's Farm

Maya’s Farm is a small, family enterprise owned by Maya Dailey. The farm is situated on nearly seven acres and nestles up to South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. The site is an ancient river bed, where sandy soils and natural Artesian wells create a perfect growing...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Food Systems Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Maya Dailey

  • Owner of Maya's Farm

Maya’s Farm is a small, family enterprise owned by Maya Dailey. The farm is sustainably operated and produces high-quality specialty vegetables, herbs, flowers and eggs for local markets, restaurants and schools.

Before she began to nurture crops, Maya’s interest was nurturing people. She entered nursing school after obtaining...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

David Eberle

  • Owner of Care-A-Lot Farms

Starting with Garlic: An Engineer’s Guide to Sustainable Urban Farming

In 2006, David returned to Phoenix to pursue a career in environmental engineering, working with municipalities and industries on water and sustainability related challenges. Outside of work and exercise, David has devoted much of his time and energy to living...

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Webinar: Wasted Food, Challenges and Opportunities in Partnerships and Consumer Behavior Change

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU Food Systems Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Dan O'Neill

  • General Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Christopher Wharton

  • Associate Professor, Nutrition Program, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, College of Health Solutions

Among the many growing challenges to food system sustainability, wasted food may be one of the greatest. Food losses from production to consumption decrease food availability for those who need it the most, stress waste management systems, and impact the environment in significant ways.

Dan O'Neill, Christopher Wharton from ASU and...

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Food for Cities in the Anthropocene

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Graeme Lang

  • Professor of Asian and International Studies
  • City University of Hong Kong (retired 2014)

Graeme Lang has developed and taught courses on: Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century; Energy, Environment and the Future; and Globalization and the Environment. He served on City University's Environment Committee, helped develop an Environmental Policy Studies undergraduate degree, and led the Department of Asian and International Studies.

As we move...

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Food Sustainability Events

Sustainability Series Food Systems

Monday, September 21

Urban Gardens Talk and Tour: Justin Rohner
Landscaping Reinvented: Elegant-Edible-Sustainable
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe
More information and RSVP.

Monday, October 5

Dianna Cohen
Tough Truths About Plastic Pollution
Doors open 3:30 p.m., Lecture begins 4:00 p.m.
Arizona Ballroom, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus
More information and RSVP.

Tuesday, October 6

Farmers Market@ASU...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Thursday, November 19, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Ken Singh

  • Owner and Operator of Singh Farms

Tales of Soil & Seed

Join us for a freewheeling conversation with Ken Singh: farmer, visionary, restorer of soils, and teacher of organic farming.

Light refreshments will be served

In addition to the talk at Nush, there will be a tour of Singh Farms, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, requiring a separate RSVP...

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Profitable Small-Scale Farming: Essential Tools & Techniques

Food Systems
Friday, October 30, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jean-Martin Fortier

  • Organic Farmer, Author, Speaker

Learn to maximize profits on small farming plots from one of Canada’s most recognized and influential organic growers, Jean-Martin Fortier. During this one-day training, Fortier will provide in-depth instruction on optimizing cropping systems for intensive methods of production.

Included in the $84 enrollment fee:

Fortier’s book, “The Market Gardener: A...

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Webinar: Food System Resilience in an Era of Globalization and Environmental Change

Food Systems Professional Training
Monday, October 19, 2015
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Hallie Eakin

  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainability

Jennifer Hodbod

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Bruce Rittmann

  • Regents' Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

As food systems have become increasingly interconnected and interdependent globally, their resilience must be considered from both biophysical and social science perspectives. Our panelists discuss the sensitivity of local and global food systems to a variety of disturbances, ranging from peak phosphorus, water scarcity and drought, to renewable energy policy...

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