"This is our first farm-to-table dinner on the Quad,” said Sonia Marcus, director of sustainability at UNC Asheville. “On the surface, it's a meal where we are getting together and eating food produced in our campus gardens and by our local farmers. But really, it’s about building community between the students, faculty, staff on campus who have been involved with food and landscape and food systems work for years. It also builds community with all of the local nonprofits that we work with and the local businesses that supply us on campus. We are trying to bring everyone to the table, literally and metaphorically, who has a shared interest in sustainable food systems.”
The community event on Sept. 22, 2015 kicked-off a weeklong celebration of Greenfest. For more information, visit https://sustainability.unca.edu/unc-asheville-greenfest.