Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Food and Art

Hello all,

I've run across this artist's work a couple of times now, and thought that I ought to share it with you.

Tattfoo is an artist based in New York who has done a whole range of products drawing attention to social and environmental issues, from urban development to loss of food histories, to (my favorite) the nature matching system. The nature matching system is a visual & colorful representation of healthful eating habits--a fun and engaging way to get folks talking about their food, be they little tikes or adults. Below are a few images from the project.

How fun would it be if our fruit stickers all said "Remember to take your daily dose of color"?
Each color is associated with a healthy food. Below is the key.

These murals have been installed in a few cities and exhibitions focusing on food have also visited cities across the US.

I hope that you'll take a second to check out some of his work! You can find it here.

There are also a few free downloads through the nature matching system project that can help you spread the word of colorful, healthy eating! Try the printable coloring book pages for the kids or the screen saver for adults.

Any thoughts on using art in food activism? Please share in the comments!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Fun (And a Sneak Peek!)

Hello all!

To all of you who came out for the first installment of our film series, thank you! There was an amazing turnout, and I am sure everyone who attended left feeling inspired.

We have another film coming up this month! If you didn't make it out last month, make sure to clear your calendar for this month's offering. Good Food is the film this time around, and it features a number of amazing Northwest farmers (and more folks too!) who are fighting for our local food system. You can watch a preview right here:


Good Food
Thursday, February 16th, 6:30 pm
Third Street Pizza, McMinnville
Good Food is an uplifting film that celebrates the visionary farmers, business owners, restaurants, and leaders of the Pacific Northwest who are challenging the traditions of big Ag by focusing on growing food for our region rather than the international market. Visit Farmer's Markets, farmers, distributors, stores, and restaurants that are on the forefront of the fight for food quality & security as well as environmental sustainability.

Also check out this weekend's installment of the Explore Oregon series at the McMinnville Library! Food is on the agenda... For more information, click here.

See you out there!