Get Growing, Get Healthy, Get Real!
Phoenix Food Day 2015 on Thursday, Oct. 22 was enjoyed by all! More than 3,000 attended the free event, which was held in downtown Phoenix at the centrally-located Cesar Chavez Plaza.
55 Exhibitors provided resources, information, samples of local and organic products, as well as offered items for sale.
The Food Day Café, sponsored by Devour Phoenix, featured local restaurants: Urban Beans, Maizie's Café, St. Francis and Community Cuisine.
More than 250 elementary school students from Bethune Elementary and All Saints' Episcopal Day School passed through the Kids Healthy Food zone, sponsored by Phoenix Children's Hospital, and learned about worm composting, nutrition, water conservation, and hiking. All Saints' students planted vegetables in the Phoenix Demo Garden located in the Plaza.
Six workshops, sponsored by the Maricopa County Food Systems Coalition, featured informative 20 minute presentations on aquaponics, urban farming, nutrition, the GoodFoodFinder resource, edible landspacing, and ending hunger.
Fun for all!