Current Events:

The Omnivore’s Dilemma… the play

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Based on the book by Michael Pollan
Written, Conceived, and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power

Professor Natsu Onoda Power (Madness & Civilization, Trees and Ghosts) once again brings her singular vision
as an adapter, director and designer to transform a powerful non-fiction text into an unconventional and memorable performative event. This ensemble-based stage adaptation of Michael Pollan’s best-selling book moves from the corn fields of Iowa, to a small organic farm in Virginia, to America’s dinner tables, grocery stores, and fast-food emporiums. The production engages the question: “What should we have for dinner?” — a quandary which Pollan says has confronted us since man discovered fire, and the answer to which may well determine our very survival as a species.
Tuesday, July 26 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, July 27-29 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 30 at 3 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

click here for more information and to purchase tickets (*student price is just $7!)

Past Events:

Eat Local First July 9-16, 2011: Eat Local First is a week-long celebration of local food in Washington DC hosted by Think Local First DC. They aim to educate and inspire you to eat local food whenever possible. For more information visit And to check out an entire list of the weeks events click here. A couple of really great events to check out include the Edible Urban Garden Tour, Back Road Foraging Tour, and Saturday’s Farm-To-Street Party should not be missed! And if that weren’t enough, they are also having a Farm-To-Table Restaurant Week this week, click here to see what local independent restaurants here in DC are participating.

The CSA Movement in DC: Ellie went to Busboys & Poets on Wednesday July 13th to sit on a panel about locally sourced food and community supported agriculture in Washington, DC. The audience was filling with interested people young and old, a future GW graduate student, Syracuse University students, and Slow Food DC members. It was inspiring, interesting, informative and not to mention FUN. The event was part of Eat Local First Week (July 9-16) put on by Think Local First DC.

The Topsy Turvy Bus Fair, April 2011: This school bus crosses the country several times throughout the winter, stopping at restaurants asking for their used cooking oil and power their bus with it. They also grow greens and compost in their bus. They make stops at schools, community centers, synagogues and churches, and universities to show people that it’s possible to live sustainably given some behavior changes. All in all, the Topsy-Turvy bus is pretty cool, as are the wonderful people who live on it. Props to the Jewish Farm School and Teva Learning Center for supporting such an endeavor and thank you for coming to GW!! Also, a huge thank you to GW Hillel and Tzedek for bringing Topsy Turvy to campus! To learn more about the Topsy Turvy bus, click here.

Rooting DC, February 19, 2011: Some of the gang headed to Takoma Park to attend the 4th Annual Rooting DC. This DC based conference is put on by the DC Field to Fork Network and it is the season kickoff of sorts to the 2011 urban planting season! Workshops are held on canning, preserving, seed starting and saving, growing mushrooms, and most importantly, community organizing. All the wonderful people DC the urban garden and food movement come to share, learn, teach, and network. Melissa even got filmed! Check out the promo video from the event by Grown in the City on youtube!

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