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CBU Partners With Memphis Tilth for Local Food

Christian Brothers University and Aramark Food Services are proud to announce a new partnership with Memphis Tilth’s Bring It Food Hub Program , an aggregate distributor of local food, all of which is sourced from over three dozen farms within a 150-mile radius of Memphis. The purchasing agreement, which will increase the amount of locally produced food in CBU’s cafeteria, is an initiative of CBU’s Food Committee , whose vision is a university community committed to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, September 8, 2017

Grant Awarded to Improve Pedestrian Access in CBU Neighborhood

MEMPHIS — A $750,000 grant for pedestrian infrastructure improvements to the southern border of Christian Brothers University along Central Avenue is the largest among the Transportation Alternatives grants recently awarded by the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization to the City of Memphis and the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA). The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a federal source of grants restricted for use on infrastructure projects that address... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, March 6, 2017

Christian Brothers University Food Committee Hosts Inaugural Food Week

MEMPHIS—During the week of October 24 – 28, members of the Christian Brothers University community will examine a topic that often goes unexplored, but permeates the majority of life: food. “Food Week” aims to connect CBU students with their local food system, raise awareness about the sources of food, and encourage appreciation for those who grow and produce the food we consume. The programs throughout the week are also intended to generate a strong degree of reflection... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Earth Week 2016 Celebrated on Campus

Get ready to "Go Green" as CBU celebrates Earth Week   in collaboration with CBU Sustainability, Food Recovery Network, Vanderhaar Symposium, and the TN Renewable Energy Economic Council during the week of April 19-22! The week's program aims to cultivate a deeper recognition of issues related to the environment, sustainability, and initiatives taking place on campus by various organizations. We are especially excited to welcome activist, founder, speaker, and 2013 CNN "Hero of the Year"... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, April 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Chad Pregracke Selected as Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium on April 21

MEMPHIS, TN — As the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization and the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year , Chad Pregracke tells a compelling story about growing up on the Mississippi river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean it up and start the internationally recognized not-for-profit, Living Lands & Waters .    Growing up in East Moline, IL on the banks of the Mississippi, Chad worked as a commercial shell diver during... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, March 4, 2016 | 0 comments

CBU Welcomes Food, Inc. and The Omnivore's Dilemma Farmer, Joel Salatin, to Campus

MEMPHIS – Local farmers Brandon Pugh and Ray Tyler’s Small Farms for Big Change will present a film about Virginian farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin at Christian Brothers University this Saturday, February 27. The film, Polyfaces , will be shown in University Theater at 7 p.m, with a Q&A discussion with Joel Salatin, followed by a reception after the screening. Salatin is well know for being featured in the groundbreaking documentary film Food, Inc , as well as ... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 0 comments

CBU Community Peace Garden

The  Vanderhaar Symposium Committee  has generously donated funding to sponsor CBU’s community garden. As a garden within the  GrowMemphis  network, our new partnership with the Vanderhaar Symposium is a fitting tribute to the memory of Dr. Gerard Vanderhaar, CBU Professor Emeritus of Religion and Peace Studies, who spent his lifetime promoting peace through active nonviolence. As we work together to address food sovereignty, nutritional education, and community... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Monday, May 12, 2014

Vanderhaar Symposium To Focus On “Fostering A Just Food System”

The 2014  Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will be held at CBU’s University Theater on March 27 at 7:00 p.m. The symposium seeks to continue Vanderhaar’s legacy by bringing a noted scholar or peace activist to Memphis each year to address social and moral issues related to peace and justice and/or Catholic social teaching. This year’s symposium will feature Malik Yakini speaking on the topic of “Fostering a Just Food System.” Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director... Read More
Posted by Devon Wade at Friday, February 28, 2014

CBU Hosts 4th Annual Mid-South Farm To Table Conference

Christian Brothers University  is proud to be the host for the 4th annual  Mid-South Farm to Table Conference . Established in 2011, the conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other local food stakeholders to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South.  Our vision is one of a thriving local food system that will strengthen farmer livelihoods by connecting more farmers to local consumers;... Read More
Posted by Devon Wade at Monday, January 6, 2014