Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

FREE Movie Showing: Fresh

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The Arboretum has recently partnered with the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition (HCVC).  Later in the year, we will be hosting a kid’s activity booth with HCVC at the downtown Waterloo farmer’s market.  What a great opportunity to partner with another local organization with a similar mission.  The goals of HCVC fall under three main themes:

1.       Maximize Fresh Produce Availability

Expand urban agriculture; educate in schools on gardening, food preservation; promote health, economic, and social benefits of home, community, and neighborhood gardens.

2.       Green, Clean and Healthy

To affect change in health and wellness lifestyle practices throughout various parts of the community through education and engagement, especially with children as advocates to the family.

3.       Recycling and Renewable Energy

To work with cities to have curbside recycling, demonstrate how cities that successfully recycle work, and come up with a local pilot project.

To learn more about HCVC, please visit http://healthycedarvalleycoalition.org.

HCVC is one of the sponsors of a movie showing in two weeks.  Fresh takes a close look at the current food system in our country with the pollution and decreasing natural resources that go along with it.  To learn more about the movie, please visit http://www.freshthemovie.com.

I have not yet seen the movie and look forward to attending – I hope you’ll join me!  The movie is free to the public and will be showing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21st at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education auditorium (Room #11.  For directions, please visit http://www.ceee.uni.edu/Home/Contact.aspx.)

See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

February 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm

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