Abstract: There is a strong food culture in South Madison. More than just a meal, the local community considers food a key factor in engaging community members. A few local groups have initiated a variety of food-related programs. The human resources involved, however, have been an ongoing issue. The Slow Food UW has been bringing student members/interns to South Madison to provide support on what they do best, food.
Student Learning Goals:
- learn how to engage community with food as a leverage factor
- help increase awareness about local and fresh food
- learn about food justice and how it affects community
Deliverable Products or Services:
The following were activities organized during 2011-2012 academic year:
- served meals and snacks during Science Nights events at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery;
- offered a one-credit South Madison Food Justice Action Collective class for project participants in the fall and spring semesters;
- served the Family Voices participants locally-sourced brunches, organized Teen Cooking Nights, and established two gardens with the Boys and Girls Club;
- provided teaching assistance for Badger Rock Middle School.
CUE Project Area: South Madison
CUE Affiliate: Margaret Nellis, Slow Food UW
CUE Community Partners: Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Badger Rock Middle School, Family Voices Project, Science Nights WIDMIR