Food Policy Lunch ‘n’ Learns

With more than 540,000 households spending an average of $125 per week on food, St. Louis City and County collectively comprise a $3.5 billion food economy.  Yet amid our modern lives, we tend to under-estimate its value by knowing so little about where our food comes from, how it was raised, or its impact on the people and the planet.  Let us pause to imagine that those dollars were used to support a regional network of farms and healthy retail outlets rather than to purchase fast food or fruit with high “food miles.”  Join the conversation by participating in an informal Food Policy Lunch ‘n’ Learn featuring leaders from the field working on transforming the regional food landscape through local schools, urban farms, corner stores and urban plans. 


Urban Gardening on a Shoestring Budget!

Wednesday, August 9
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143, United States


Speaker: Elizabeth Patton-Whiteside

FRESH Community Teaching Garden is a success story for the East side of the river. Elizabeth Patton-Whiteside will cover the challenges, successes, resources for the project and connect that to what is currently happening on the community level.