Monday, March 29, 2010

Brew-off and Beer Luck tickets!

Tickets are now officially on sale for Slow Food Tufts upcoming Brew Off and Beer Luck - the first ever student homebrew competition and beer tasting! Enter your own brew, or just come to taste (and judge!) your fellow students' concoctions. 

Slow Food Tufts Brew Off and Beer Luck
Thursday April 29 - 5:30 pm
Jaharis Cafe & Patio (weather permitting)
150 Harrison Avenue

Admission is $5 and includes entry into the event, homebrew samples, edible beer/food pairings, and a chance to talk beer with your talented Tufts homebrew community. Expert judges include brewmasters from local breweries and other beer aficionados who will also be on hand to indulge your brew knowledge. Plus, you'll be able to vote for your favorite brew and nominate a students' favorite!

And don't forget...

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 1ST. Send an email with your name, school, and beer you'll be brewing to

Happy brewing!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Film Series: Bullshit

Please join Slow Food Tufts and Slow Food Boston for a film and panel discussion addressing the truly thorny issues facing agriculture around the world: the rise of globalisation, seed patenting, genetic engineering, bio-piracy, and the loss of indigenous knowledge.

3rd Annual Film Series - Bullshit 
Sunday, 03/14/2010 3:30PM (tickets $5)
Location: Posner Hall, 200 Harrison Ave

Bullshit is a documentary film from Pea Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian about Vandana Shiva, who TIME Magazine calls "...a hero of our times, an icon for youngsters all over the world."

Shiva is an Indian environmental activist and nuclear physicist, as well as an organic farmer who doesn't hesitate to travel far & wide in order to argue the plights of the Indian farmers. The film follows her as she does battle with one of her toughest opponents, Monsanto, when they try to patent an ancient Indian strain of wheat.

The issues facing the Indian farmers are facing the farmers in our own country as well, as we have seen in films like Fresh or Food, Inc. We use our post-film panel to bring these issues home; we'll be joined by local foods advocate Jamey Lionette, Tufts professor Dr. Sheldon KrimskyChristie Higginbottom, garden historian at Old Sturbridge Village and heirloom produce advocate and FarmAid associate director Glenda Yoder.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tufts Dining Services to pilot ‘going trayless’

We've been following the trayless initiative spearheaded by a determined Ex-College class on the Medford Campus. The Tufts Daily reports that the students have been successful in convincing Dining Services to agree to a pilot to start in Carmichael Dining Hall after spring break! Great work!

Check out the full story here:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Brew off!!

Click on the image to read more about the awesome upcoming Brew-off & Beer-luck:

Slow Food Tufts Brew-off and Beer-luck
Thursday, April 29
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Jaharis Cafe - Boston Campus

Let the brewing begin!