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“Recipe: The Kitchen and Laboratory in the West, 1400-2000,”

Join Professor Jennifer  Burns Bright and Professor Vera Keller on April 22 from 4:00-5:30pm in the browsing room of the Knight Library. They will lead tours up to Special Collections at 4:00 and 4:30, with short presentations by the professor’s students in the Honors College who helped craft the labels for part of the exhibit. […]

3nd Annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium, Wed, April 16

What: 3nd Annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium When: Wed, 16 April 2014, all day Where: Fir Room, EMU and UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History Website:  We would like to invite you to attend our symposium on 16 April 2014.  Throughout the day 26 presenters from UO will be presenting their research on climate change […]

Save the Bees Event on Saturday March 15th

The SAVE THE BEES is a fun public education event, aimed at informing the public at large about the dangers to the bee population locally and all over the country. Colony Collapse Disorder is a serious problem and a real danger to our food supply.

Video: UO Urban Farm teaches students how to grow food sustainably

Check out the latest Emerald Daily article and video as students in the Urban Farm course discuss their work in the field and how they’re learning to grow food for themselves.   The Urban Farm provides UO students a valuable perspective on alternative land use with significant hands-on experience in various types of farming techniques. […]

Participate in the Free 2014 Food Growing Tele-Summit

You can register for a free 5-day online conference (March 3rd-7th) about “Planting Community Resilience”.  Hear speakers from around the world, including Vandana Shiva (Navdanya – Earth Democracy), Will Allen (Growing Power, Milwaukee), Paul Stamets, (Fungi Perfecti), Joel Salatin (Polyface Farm), Ocean Robbins(Food Revolution Network), John Valenzuela (Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens), Erika Allen (Growing Power, Chicago), and other individuals who work to support the […]

Practicum at Food Field Notes

The blog for the University of Oregon Food Studies program, “Food Field Notes,” has a practicum for undergraduates (and graduate students) interested in food issues and/or blog production. Forward this information to those you think might be interested. Below is a brief description. ENVS 409: Practicum Food Field Notes CRN: 39718 ENVS 610: Practicum Food […]

Food talk, Dr. Ryan Galt: Food Systems in an Unequal World

 At 1pm on Friday, February 28th in room 101 of the Knight Public Library, join Dr. Ryan Galt of the University of California Davis speak on the agrochemical-dependent agriculture of Costa Rica and how it shapes the food system and commodity chain while creating unequal opportunity for the small farmer.

Seed Swap!!

Seed Swap  at the public library in Lebanon Oregon, March 10, 2014, 6-8pm Are you a seed saver? Would you like to be? This  local and free event is an excellent  opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and share in a seed swap.The evening will feature a talk by Rose Marie Nichols McGee about Nichols Garden […]

Restaurants, Yesterday and Today

Where did the restaurant come from? How has it changed over time? What elements have remained constant? These were just a few of the questions that I had in mind as I began reading two books that claimed to describe very different eras in the life of the restaurant. The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris […]

UO International Studies Grad Student Follows Latino Roots in Oregon

Current International Studies graduate student Shannon East documents the journey of Yadira Janet Mendoza, a child migrant worker from Chiapas, Mexico.  See Mendoza’s journey from working in the fields to owning her own business.  Check out Shannon’s work and 10-minute documentary, “A Woman of Courage“, and other student documentaries about Latino Roots in Oregon at  

Cool story about using dogs to find Oregon truffles!

Check it out! Local Oregon Truffles starting to gain popularity. Our local KLCC morning edition hostess, Rachael McDonald, recently interviewed Chris Jacobson and her truffle dog Ilsa.

Dance for a Reason helps fund the School Garden Project!

Come join the dynamic dancers of Eugene this Friday, January 24th at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, at 7:30 pm! Dancing for a Reason is a project that joins the dance community with the community at large. This year their reason for dancing is to help fund the School Garden Project! To purchase […]


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