WSUV Garden Club hosts Food Day events



Washington State University Vancouver’s Garden Club is hosting events to celebrate local, fresh, sustainable food.

The Food Day events on Oct. 24 are free and open to the public.

Food Day will feature three documentaries about the health of the local and national food system. All three films will be shown in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129, at WSUV, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Parking is available at meters and in the daily pay lot for $3.

“Food, Inc.” will be shown from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The film takes a look at the nation’s food industry — what we eat, how it’s produced and where the nation goes from here.

“Dive!” will air from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The documentary follows a group of friends as they dumpster dive behind Los Angeles supermarkets.

And “King Corn” will be shown from 12:50 to 2:20 p.m. The film follows a couple who use genetically modified seeds and herbicides to plant and grow corn on an acre of land in Iowa.

At 11:30 a.m., the cafe in the Dengerink Administration Building will serve a lunch created from local ingredients. And from 3 to 4:30 p.m., the Environmental Science and Sustainability Club will perform a waste audit in the outdoor area between Firstenburg Student Commons and the Facilities Operations Building.