WHEN: 7:00 pm,
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
WHERE: Legacy Books & Cafe, 5249 Delmar (near Union), St. Louis MO 63108
A panel discussion will include:
• Barb Chicherio, Gateway Green Alliance
• Dr. Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Chair of the Dept. of Nutrition & Dietetics,
St. Louis University
• Jean Corbett, Gateway Greening Education Coordinator
• Althea Albert-Santiago, Food Service Director for St. Public Schools
• Rev. Audrey Hollis, Greater St. Mark Community Garden [moderator]
Farm to school programs link local farmers with schools. This simple idea serves as a solution to two of the major challenges facing our society: concerns about the diet and health of children, and the disappearance of small farms.
By purchasing locally grown products, schools are able to serve fresher products to the students, create new markets for local farmers and incorporate innovative educational activities that meet state education standards.
Sponsored by Gateway Green Alliance and Universal African Peoples Organization. For more information call 314-727-8554 or visit: