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SUNY Potsdam’s WISER Center Hosts Growing Community Social with GardenShare

October 29, 2019

SUNY Potsdam’s Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research Celebrates Food Justice in Community Event with GardenShare

SUNY Potsdam’s Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research (pictured here) will host the Growing Community Social with GardenShare.

SUNY Potsdam’s Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research will cohost the 2019 Growing Community Social with GardenShare on Nov. 7.

All are welcome to come learn about local food and food justice efforts, recognize GardenShare volunteers, and honor Laurell Brault from the Potsdam Snack Pack Program with the 2019 Growing Community Award.

The Growing Community Social will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the WISER Center and Greenhouse, located in Stowell Hall. Parking is available in Lot 9, near the Performing Arts Center.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m.: WISER Center open house, tours of the SUNY Potsdam Campus Food Pantry, and student poster showcases about local food and food justice initiatives. Check in at the WISER Center to participate.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Social hour with cash bar opens in Thatcher Hall.
  • 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.: Local foods dinner provided by Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services (PACES), with programming to highlight GardenShare volunteers and present the Growing Community Award. Check in at Thatcher Hall if you arrive after 6:15.

 The event is supported through generous donation from the Alcoa Foundation and the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Attendance at the Growing Community Social is free, although organizers are asking guests to bring items to support the SUNY Potsdam Campus Food Pantry.

The deadline to RSVP is Monday, Nov. 4. To find out more, RSVP online and see a list of needed items for food pantry donations, please visit http://gardenshare.org/content/growing-community-award-1.

GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization seeking to end hunger and strengthen food security in northern New York State, a remote rural region known as the North Country. For more information, visit www.gardenshare.org.

For more information about the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research at SUNY Potsdam, visit https://www.potsdam.edu/academics/AAS/biology/wiser.

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.

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