2015 is the International Year of Soils!

Looks like soils are finally getting some well-deserved recognition! The UN General Assembly has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the “IYS aims to be a platform for raising awareness of the importance of soils for food security and essential eco-system functions.” For full objectives for the IYS and other great resources check out these sites:

http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/iys-2015/en/

http://magazine.good.is/articles/international-year-of-soil

Alum of the week: Shani Fletcher ’98

shanifletcherShani Fletcher ‘98 is a sustainable farmer and environmentalist who is working to promote green solutions to social justice issues in Massachusetts communities. Shani is the Farm Manager at ReVision Urban Farm, an innovative community-based urban agriculture project that grows produce in its own fields and provides access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to residents of ReVision Family Home and its extended community. The organization is a green effort to provide food and shelter for hundreds of homeless families in the neighborhood, many of whom lack healthy food options. The program also teaches the community how to grow their own fresh food. Stay tuned for more featured “alums of the week” in 2015! 

Babson Food Day is 3 weeks away!

Food entrepreneurs of all kinds:  Babson Food Day is just three weeks away.  October 23, we’ll celebrate food as everybody’s business.

We say that if you eat food, you are an eater-entrepreneur.  Come learn, share and act your way further into your food journey.  Babson Food Day offers a “menu” of options with something for everyone:   food stories from across the system;  start-ups and fresh ideas from students;  corporate pathways into food;  and culinary and restaurant innovation.

Babson Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) and Gail Simmons (Top Chef, Food & Wine Magazine) are with us all day.

Babson Food Day is free and open to the public.   Our menu is HERE…   See you there!

Rachel Greenberger

Director, Food Sol at Babson College
Visit http://foodsol.org for what we do and how to engage
774-270-0139 | rgreenberger1@babson.edu
@businessforfood
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