Reaching for Higher Ground
Dr. Michael Widener, University of Cincinnati, will discuss "food deserts," areas that lack access to affordable, healthy food outlets. Widener will discuss how food deserts are defined and present other means for better analyzing food deserts, such as urban dynamics, mobility and behavior.
This ensemble e(co)-production explores, criticizes and recuperates the habitual practices of "throw away culture" in everyday life using playful costumes, Image Theatre, poetry, art installationsand dance.
This ensemble e(co)-production explores, criticizes and recuperates the habitual practices of "throw away culture" in everyday life using playful costumes, Image Theatre, poetry, art installations and dance.
Which is better -- paper or plastic? Is it healthier to use a cloth shopping bag? Is a ceramic coffee mug more environmentally friendly than paper or stryofoam? Are plastic microwave containers healthy? What can companies do to reduce, recycle, and reuse? These questions and more will be explored by a panel of experts including: Dr. Catherine Zeman of the Recycle Reuse Technology Transfer Center, Joe Bolick of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, Carol Petersen of UNI's Dining Services, Mike Smith of Hy-Vee and Bill Snitker of Hockenberg.
King Corn follows two friends on a quest to Iowa in hopes to understand whence the food we eat comes. After they buy an acre of land and reap a bountiful harvest, they run headlong into a food system that is manipulative and destructive of farming endeavors in multiple ways.
A garden provided poor families and their neighbors with food and camaraderie after rioting in the early 1990's. The Garden explores the resiliency of Los Angeles farmers in creating a community plot. They confront the cordons of wealth and commerce: a bittersweet story of self-sufficiency and fortitude.