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Food | April 2014
FAI logo Lisa McMonagle speaking at FAI Conference

Food & Agribusiness Institute: Leaders for a Better Future

From Ghana to Burma and now Cuba, the Food and Agribusiness Institute takes students around the world to explore and experience challenges and solutions in the modern farming industry. Full story »

Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice

Some may say she’s passionate, others may say she’s over involved, but if one thing is for sure, Lisa McMonagle demonstrates commitment and drive for sustainable and just food. Full story »

Also this month...
Relay for Life, American Caner Society.

News and Events

Grad Pledge Sign-Ups
Donate/ Sponsor: Relay for Life
GREEN Club's Earth Day Fair
Spring Gardening Workshop and Plant Sale
Going Native Garden Tour
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy's "Starting From Seed"
FAI & CLASP Drought Series
Bike and Gear Basics with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Forge Garden Showcase Full story »

BUG kids from archives

Did You Know?

Learn more about Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG), a holistic program that provides food education services for San José youth. Full story »

Farmworker Collage. Photo Courtesy of Jacob Anikulapo, Flickr via

Take Action

Tips to lessen your food waste and how to be an informed eater.
REDUCE: Smaller portion sizes = better for everyone
REUSE: What’s really the best to-go ware?
RECYCLE: Composting food scraps
RESPECT: Your meal’s lifecycle - from farm-to-fork.
Full story »


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