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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Evanston Food and Farm Events for April

Below is an announcement from the Evanston Food Council

The Evanston Food Council, under our new project and website -- Evanston Eats at will be posting ALL Evanston-based "Food and Farm" events (and other announcements). We hope that the Evanston Eats: Field to Fork site will soon be a complete snapshot of Evanston's food and farm economy.

Once we have the current snapshot, we can then analyze what part of the Evanston economy is "community-based" (local) and which part is global. We're also developing a newsletter to include events, announcements, and analysis.

Here are some upcoming Evanston events (free, open to all, and for general audience unless otherwise noted).

April 4 (Thursday): Evanston History Center lecture & discussion at 7 p.m.
"Preserving the Family Table: The Founding of Evanston's Community Kitchen"

Learn about the woman-run cooperative housekeeping venture, the Evanston Community Kitchen, founded as a canning kitchen during World War I. Can also be seen as a response to the anxieties felt from shifting gender roles and class relations after WWI. $10 for non-members, reservations recommended.
Click here to read more about the event at Evanston Now.

April 6 (Saturday: Evanston TreeKeepers Work Day

April 25 (Thursday: NU Sustainable Food Talks
"Can Meat be Truly Sustainable?"
Is it possible to sustainably raise meat and procure it without costing valuable land and water resources? What are the current costs? Where do you buy sustainable meat? Why is sustainably raised meat hard to find? Does it even taste better than conventionally raised meat?

April 27 (Saturday): Evanston TreeKeepers Earth Day events at Evanston Ecology Center
Family friendly

More on Evanston Food Council

Evanston Food Council was founded in 2005 as part of a larger community sustainability group, Network for Evanston’s Future (founded in 1999).
Click here to find out more about the Evanston Food Council.

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