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Weekly Round-Up 9/29/17

What's Happening at Food for Thought: Pop-Up Markets Weather permitting, we will be having pop-up markets at the Yellowstone Garage in conjunction with their Thursday night Rock the Block events. The market will be held from 5-7:30 pm. Live music and local vendors until the snow flies! Seed to Plate Workshop Series: Garden TLC 1 On Saturday, October 7th, learn how to maintain the beauty and growth of your garden through pruning, weeding, composting, and natural pest control techniques. Your tender sprouts will love you back! A suggested donation of $15 will provide you with a variety of take-home items. Are you looking for ways to get involved with our project? Join us on Wednesday, October

Food on the Go: How a mobile market can help fight hunger in Natrona County

Wyoming Food For Thought Project recently purchased a decommissioned school bus with the intent of converting it into a farmers market on wheels. With some mechanical upgrades, and a fresh, vibrant mural coating the surface, this old school bus now has the potential to feed families that have the misfortune of living in a food desert. A food desert is an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food, north Casper is an example. Repurposing the bus has the potential to bring a new vitality to a community that lacks access to consistent, nutritious meals. This rollout is just one of the latest mobile farmers markets to launch across the country. Others have launched similar

Weekly Round-Up 9/23/17

What's Happening at Food for Thought: Public Mural Project Wyoming Food for Thought Project invites everyone to join us in a mural project. The new mural is designed and led my Michele Heaphy of Pottery By You! Join is this Saturday, September 23 between 9 am and 3 pm for an opportunity to make your mark! The mural will be painted at 140 East K Street on a portable building by Roosevelt High School. Paint, brushes, and instruction provided. More info here. Seed to Plate Workshop Series: Preservation We will be working in the kitchen all day on Wednesday, September 27, and invite you to join us! Come learn how to preserve your garden's bounty in ways that aren't canning! Play around with r

Food Preservation: Past, Present, and Future

Food preservation was a way of life before the times of refrigeration and freezing. When not all food was available all year round, people had to learn how to process what they could from their farms and gardens to be able to extend the shelf life and feed their families during the cold season in harsh climates. The methods used to preserve these foods obviously changed their nutritional content, but what it does to their flavor is where it gets interesting. We all see the most common forms of food preservation every day in the grocery stores and in our pantries. Canning as a process dates back to the late 18th century in France when the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, concerned about keeping hi

Weekly Round-Up for September 11-15

Events: Community Dinner/Seed Swap We’ll be feeding you for free on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 5-7 PM at our program center. Bring your friends and family and join us for a home-cooked meal! We’ve combined the dinner with our bi-annual Seed Swap! Food for Thought Pop-Up Market We’ll be continuing Food for Thought Markets at the Yellowstone Garage from 5-7:30 pm as long as the weather permits! Join us on Thursday, September 21, 2017 for live music and local vendors. Call for Donations Our shelves got emptied last week! Which is good, because kids are being fed. But we need YOU to step up today and donate! Can you buy an extra can of soup, or a box of granola bars? Can you donate funds

Volunteering: A Powerful Act of Self-Love

Volunteering your time, energy, and expertise to a noble cause seems quite selfless, but it is ultimately one of the most powerful acts of self-love you can choose to do. It has been shown to reduce stress, fight depression, and help you live longer. Here are some ways volunteering can positively affect your life: It connects you to others. Human connection can have a profound affect on all areas of life. We are all guilty of spending too many hours staring at the screens of smart-phones and computers. Creating authentic connections is more important and necessary than ever. Feeling connected to others can affect job performance, romantic relationships, family bonds, mental well-being, and e

September Item of the Month

Wyoming Food for Thought Project provides a year-round weekend food bag program - just because kids are now out of school, doesn't mean hunger ends. That is why we are promoting a monthly suggested food item to collect, to help with acquiring more bulk amounts of essential items we need. We do, however, accept and greatly appreciate any and all donations that come through the door, and can assure you that your donation will be used locally. September's Item of the Month is Chef Boyardee! Donations can be dropped at any of our Drop Site locations, including: - Great Harvest Bread Co. - Eastside WAC - Reliant FCU - Mary Ann's Beans - Casper College Library - Aspen Ridge Dental - Petuniaz - Foo

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