Dining and Food Systems

Eating for Environmental Wellness

2018-03-07T10:36:35+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Earth Day, Events, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

by Nathan Peifer, M.Div. ’13 Campus Garden Manager, Campus as a Lab Pilot Manager The first time I tried to grow a garden, I learned a fundamental lesson: food is a gift from the Earth. Land, water, and air, those things we call the “environment,” are the foundation of our existence. The makings of my daily [...]

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Leading the Way Toward Carbon Reduction through Campus-Wide Initiatives

2017-10-06T12:17:29+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories, Transportation, Waste Reduction|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) Over the past few weeks, we have examined how Wake Forest is working to adopt, demonstrate, or research 25 of the 80 solutions from Drawdown, “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reduce global warming.” If you missed our introduction piece or our look into the Drawdown [...]

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Student-Run Coffee Shop Supports Local Food Industry, Supporting Sustainability

2016-11-05T16:04:03+00:00November 5th, 2016|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|

by Julia Sawchak While student’s taste buds are happy about upgrades to the Campus Grounds menu, its stomachs aren’t the only ones benefiting from these menu additions. Campus Grounds initiative to include more local products heavily reduces their carbon footprint and boosts the Winston-Salem economy. Conventional food distribution is responsible for five to 17 times more [...]

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The Pit Celebrates Local Farmers

2016-11-01T12:02:27+00:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|

Diners at the Fresh Food Company were treated to a taste of the local community on Tuesday, October 25, as Wake Forest Dining celebrated local farmers and suppliers.  Representatives from Henderson’s Best (Hendersonville, NC / apples and more), MicroGreen King (Boonville, NC / microgreens), and Milkco (Asheville / milk) set up displays in the Pit to [...]

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Magnolia Room Harvest Dinner

2015-01-21T13:07:07+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

Forty-five students and guests enjoyed a heritage & heirloom foods dinner hosted by Wake Forest Dining on October 30 as part of the series of themed Thursday evening dinners in the Magnolia Room. The dinner was the brainchild of the sustainability team at Wake Forest in an effort to expose our campus community to heirloom and [...]

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Southern Heirloom Apple Tree Project

2015-01-21T13:07:40+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

“Ugly” is not the first word that comes to mind when considering which apple to eat. It does, however, describe the appearance of many heirloom apple varieties that have been lost since the standardization of the modern food system. The wild or “ugly” apple is known to have originated in Kazakhstan, and was brought to North [...]

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Comfortable Conservation

2014-01-28T14:10:12+00:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , , |

Spring semester is here: new classes, new students, and the highly anticipated opening of North Campus Dining Hall. The 21,000 square foot-facility was designed and constructed to LEED-silver standards. From equipment to furnishings, it showcases some unique – even one-of-a-kind – sustainable design features. John Wise, Associate Vice President of Hospitality & Auxiliary Services at WFU, [...]

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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56+00:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Champions of Change, Development, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Equity, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Procurement, Service and Outreach, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony. In March, we will accept nominations for awards that [...]

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How Can We Afford It?

2013-12-11T16:48:05+00:00September 5th, 2013|Categories: Academics, Campus Garden, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Photo courtesy of Sarah Moran/Old Gold & Black Joel Salatin, a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-farmer" lived up to every aspect of his reputation in his lecture to the incoming class of 2017, during their fall orientation. The lecture, which was open to all members of the Wake Forest community, was the denouement in the summer academic [...]

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Summer Interns Serve Winston-Salem

2015-10-15T08:49:45+00:00June 24th, 2013|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|Tags: , |

David Hale ('15) prepares to deliver to the SECU House Summer isn’t necessarily a vacation for Wake Forest students.  From late May to early August, The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest, a student-run service organization, maintains full operations, serving 154 meals per week to underserved members of the Winston-Salem community.  Unlike during the spring [...]

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