A False Solution: Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops
Lafayette Park 1600 H Street, NW
Dr. Vandana Shiva, physicist and activist, speaks about the relationship between genetically modified (GM) crops and food security.
State of the Plate DC
800 21st Street, NW
A gathering of farmers, restaurant professionals, and experts on the environmental, economic and public health benefits of sustainable meat.
The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
14th St & Park Road NW
See Chef Shewmaker of Meridian Pint preparing food from a local farm. In addition, DC Hunger Solutions will be tabling to help people sign up for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Ideal Food and Farming Event, sponsored by A Well-Fed World
The Circle at Dupont Circle (Q & 20th NW)
A free public outdoor educational event with speakers, powerful “Make the Connection” human-animal art display, large-screen videos, pay-per-view videos, exhibits, and free food. http://awellfedworld.org/foodday
Neighborhood Farm Initiative Homebrew Harvest
917 V Street NW
A friendly competition at American Ice Co. welcomes entries from beginners and experts alike for this informal contest between local homebrews. www.neighborhoodfarminitiative.org.
Volunteer on a Farm
11904 Old Marlboro Pike, VA
Help plant garlic. Half of the harvest will be donated to soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries. Call 301-537-3038 for more information, or sign up here: http://foodday.org/participate/event_memberships/attend/351.
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Teach-In
615 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD
A series of presentations and discussions by JHSPH faculty, staff and students on topics such as food production, diet, food security, ending hunger, and the famine in the horn of Africa
Everybody Eats partners with National WIC Association and WIC DC
3924 Minnesota Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20019
An introduction of Everybody Eats as a emerging community kitchen. They will be making applesauce from scratch using local apples and a food mill. Q&A about why eating healthy, whole food matters in Ward 7.
National Archives Food Day Open House
Constitution Ave. NW Between 7th & 9th St.
Come meet representatives of the USDA, ThinkFood Group, and other food-related organizations. Presented in with conjunction with the exhibit “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?”
Group Picnic at Farragut
A park near Farragut Square (indoor rain location near Chinatown metro)
Take a break from work and get outside for a bit on Monday, Oct 24, 2011. BYO picnic lunch and blanket for a celebration of good food and people in our nation’s capital.
K Street Food Truck Festival
K Street Between 13th and 17th Streets
Thirty chef-inspired food trucks will serve well-sourced, sustainable food for lunch. http://foodday.org/participate/event_memberships/attend/761.
Foxhall Fall Harvest on the Farm
21804 Woodfield Road Maryland
Lunch on the farm to sample farm raised meats. http://foodday.org/participate/event_memberships/attend/142.
American University Events
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
- Lunch in the dining hall with Bon Appetite Management Company;
- Student groups will be tabling on the main quad, offering free food and literature on the 6 Food Day Principles;
- Screening Food Inc. with discussion afterwards with Environmental Studies/Food & Agriculture Science professors. http://www.american.edu/.
Food Day at Prince George’s Community College
Westphalia Training Center 9109 Westphalia Road Upper Marlboro, MD
Demonstrations on starting a community garden, planting a home garden. fruit bearing trees, nutrition, screening the film “What’s on Your Plate?,” and
a farmers’ market vendors will be on site. http://foodday.org/participate/event_memberships/attend/900.
Inaugural Bike Blender Smoothie Sale
H St between 21st and 22nd Streets, NW
The GW Student Food Co-op Initiative will unveil their bike powered blender and will be serving up smoothies made with local and healthy ingredients. http://foodday.org/participate/event_memberships/attend/1376.
World Bank Cafes and Restaurants
1818 H St, NW
Local, organic produce will be featured in all restaurants and cafes of the World Bank. (Closed to the public) http://foodday.org/participate/event_memberships/attend/399.
Kayam Farm/Jewish Community Center Food Day Collaborative Event
1529 16th St NW
Produce from the farm will be sold and multi generational families will engage in activities that aim to inform healthy eating habits. http://foodday.org/participate/event_memberships/attend/440.
Bread for the City Events
NW location: 1525 7th Street NW, DC
- DC Hunger Solutions will be conducting SNAP outreach, informing community members of their eligibility for food stamps, and helping people fill out applications;
- DC Central Kitchen will be giving out food samples and sharing information about their organization;
- ROC DC will do some outreach and a free training workshop;
- Performers from Beat Street will be present and BFC’s gleaning department will be discussing waste as part of the food system and recruiting volunteers for future gleans;
- Film screenings after dusk
- Everybody Eats will demo apple sauce from scratch and a sweet potato soup.Free tastings. Q&A and discussion about why eating whole, healthy, real food matters.
Bread for the City
SE Location: 1640 Good Hope Road, SE DC
A participatory art project a with a series of murals created by artist Albus Cavus and area residents (closed to the public).
DC Fair Food and Local Food Justice Allies Protest
Trader Joes near Foggy Bottom 1101 25th Street NW
Son Jarocho music, samples of justice, and a protest to tell Trader Joe’s to join the campaign for fair food and sign with the coalition of immokalee workers.
The New Covenant Church of the Lord Jesus Christ
3805 Lawrence Street, Colmar Manor, MD
The Port Towns Community Health Partnership through the Port Towns Youth Council of End Time Harvest Ministries, Inc will host a student led debate on the topic of obesity and nutrition and the relationship between food, chronic disease and the environment.
Bus Boys and Poets
14th and V Sts., NW
Screening the film “Community of Gardeners” with a panel discussion,which includes Alice Kamps, the curator of the National Archives exhibit “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events.php.
Church in Bethesda
5033 Wilson Lane Church in Bethesda
Screening of the film Ingredients and discussion about ways to meet the community’s various food needs in local, healthy and sustainable ways. From 8-9pm hear from local businesses and initiatives about engaging food issues. http://churchinbethesda.org/upload/FoodDay%20Flyer%20Open%20and%20Ready.jpg.
The Edible Risorgimento: Pelligrino Artusi’s The Science in the Kitchen
Auditorium of the Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street
Speaker: Stefania Lucamante (Ordinary Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the Catholic University of America, Washington).
3222 11th Street, NW
Screening the film “Food Matters” and an interactive discussion with the audience about how to get involved to change D.C.’s food system.
American University events continue
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
- Cooking class in the student union building;
- ”Following the Food Chain” panel in a conference center in the School of International Service building. Students and faculty will be discussing the ecological, economic and political side of Food.