Join us Fall 2014 as we read The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee's largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents. In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm--a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. For more information on the book and Book Club events, visit: http://southcentral.libguides.com/bookclub.
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) focuses on reading. To create a literacy-rich campus environment that fosters the development of critical readers with a positive attitude toward reading and lifelong learning, the QEP sponsors the SKYCTC Book Club by providing fifty (50) books for Book Club Giveaways and over 200 books for all RDG 30 students.
Ways to Participate in the SKYCTC QEP Book Club:
Book Giveaways: All SKYCTC students are invited to attend Giveaways and possibly win a free book, while supplies last.
Community Farmer’s Mobile Market: Main Campus, Thursday, September 4 at 10:30 am – 1:30 pm The Community Farmer’s Mobile Market will be on Main Campus selling fruits and vegetables.
The Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Art Show: The Lexicon of Sustainability Art Show promotes connections between words and their meanings and how they apply to people to define sustainability. Ideas and words become works of art that are curated by students, farmers, workers, and teachers who activate their communities and create conversation about bold new ideas.
Transpark, Monday, September 29, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Glasgow Health Campus, Tuesday, September 30 from 9:00 am to 2:00pm
Franklin-Simpson Campus, Wednesday, October 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00pm
Main Campus, Monday, October 6-Friday, October 10 from 9:00 am to 2:00pm
Face-to-Face Book Discussion for The Good Food Revolution: Main Campus, October 29, 12:30 pm, Building F Conference Room. Guest speakers: Emily Cothran with Farm Fresh but Already Fixed! and Christy Serafini-Sheffield with Community Farmer’s Market Bowling Green will speak about their experiences and connections to local food here in Bowling Green.