Plants growing in one of the rooms of the greenhouse
A variety of plants grow in the Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse

Food Symposium 2019: “Food, Water and Community”

The 2019 Food Symposium will be held Friday, April 26, with events throughout the day. This year’s symposium is themed “Food, Water and Community” and is part of the Cleveland-wide series of events for the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga River fire.

All of the symposium events are supported by a University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education Nord Grant and the CWRU Food Institute, a provost-sponsored Seed Sprint.

View the Food at CWRU website.

Food Market and Activities Fair

10 a.m. to noon
Tinkham Veale University food court

Meet CWRU’s hunger- and food-related student groups, University Farm representatives and local farmers during the Food Market and Activities Fair.

Attendees can browse a display of fresh herbs and microgreens (some will be available for purchase) and enjoy finger foods that showcase the theme of water and feature resource-friendly cooking options.

Food Symposium Keynote Event—“The Health of Our Lake: Lake Erie Ecology and Fish Consumption”

12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Tory Gabriel, extension specialist and program manager at the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, will give a keynote address.

Lunch will be served beginning at noon.

Register to attend the keynote event.

Food, Water and Community Reception

3 to 5 p.m.
Michelson and Morley in Tinkham Veale University Center

Meet CWRU faculty, staff, students and community members interested in global food system studies.

Attendees also can hear the conclusions of the gatherings and retreat organized as part of the Food Institute Seed Sprint.

Seating is limited; register for the reception.