Upcoming 2014 Events
Screening of Resistance
A Documentary by UJI Films
When: Tuesday, October 7
- Doors open: 6:00 pm
- Screening: 6:30 pm (72 minutes)
- Discussion: 7:45 pm
Where: OSU Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 125
Tickets: Free Admission (seating limited to 100 attendees)
Parking: Adjacent to the building, south side. View OSU campus map.
Post-film discussion led by Michael Graziano, the director of Resistance
The issues: Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and have had profound effects on everything from agriculture to the Armed Forces. After only 70-years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Just one kind of antibiotic resistant infection kills more people each year than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and homicide combined, and there are now dozens of these so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs. This film analyzes the causes of this problem, which include use of antibiotics at sub-therapeutic levels in animal feed.
Screening of Resistance is a collaborative project of Slow Food Corvallis, the OSU Food in Culture and Social Justice Program (Department of Anthropology) and the OSU Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems.
An additional showing will take place in Portland, date and time TBA.
Gathering Together for Terra Madre 2014
A Fundraising Dinner
What: Fabulous 3-course dinner by Chef JC Mersmann, featuring heritage Navajo-Churro lamb and seasonal vegetables from the Culinary Breeding Network
When: Saturday, October 11 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: vegetable tasting
- 6:00 pm -9:00 pm: dinner
Where: Gathering Together Farm, 25159 Grange Hall Rd, Philomath, OR
Why: To raise travel funds for two local food heroes: Mickey Clayton of Dot Ranch and Linda Ziedrich, cookbook author and master food preserver, have been selected as delegates to the 2014 Terra Madre gathering in Turin, Italy.
Join us for an evening of delicious food and wine and convivial conversation in lovely surroundings, to help send Mickey and Linda on their way. And, learn about the Culinary Breeding Network, which consists of plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, chefs and others focused on developing vegetable varieties with superior culinary and nutritional value, in the bargain! [read more]
Terra Madre Day
Slow Food Corvallis and collaborating programs are currently in the process of planning Terra Madre Day 2014 celebrations. In past years, this event has featured a group of wonderful local vendors selling the area’s best local food and farm products, plus a hot meal by Slow Food Corvallis. The 2014 event is tentatively scheduled for the Benton County Fairgrounds on Sunday December 7. Stay tuned for details.