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UFTF Prize Winners
UFTF staff prize and student research award winners, from left to right: Diane Robinson Knapp; Andrew Bernhard, SEAS '13, UFTF Student Research Prize Winner; Cassandra Phillips, Staff Prize Winner; President Steven Knapp

Spring 2013

University Hosts Food and Nutrition Expo
Urban Food Task Force event highlighted the many ways food touches people’s lives.


Fall 2012

Chef José Andrés to Teach Food Class
The spring course, “The World on a Plate: How Food Shapes Civilization,” is open to all students and explores the intersections of food and society.

Video: Food Day
Student and local groups promoted health and sustainable food in University Yard.

GW Recognized for its Sustainability Efforts
The Sierra Club recognized GW as one of the nation’s top environmentally-friendly universities as the campus implements a new minor and Ecosystems Plan.


Spring 2012

Calling All Green Thumbs
In the last year, George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom GroW Garden has tripled in size.

GW, Founding Farmers Partner to Host Beehives
The shared urban apiary, or bee colony, serves as a research tool for GW students and faculty.

GW Works to Restore D.C.’s Natural Ecosystem
Pollinator-friendly plants, ladybugs and praying mantises are among the latest environmental enhancements on the Foggy Bottom Campus.

Time honors Jose Andres as influential ‘activist’?
Andres is working with the university’s Graduate School of Education and Washington’s School Without Walls to create an interdisciplinary food curriculum.

University Chef to Lead Summer Cooking Class
Registration for the six-week “Chef & the Garden” course is underway.

Farmers Market to take GWorld This Year
George Washington students, faculty and staff can now use their GWorld cards to purchase fresh and local food at the Foggy Bottom FRESHFARM Market.

Baby Food: Lots of Concerns Packed in That Little Jar
One researcher explores how baby food can prime a child to have an “industrial palette” from an early age in University Seminar on Food.

Meatless Mondays
The GW community can compete for prizes, including lunch with the Knapps, by eating veggies and grains at J Street and Pelham Commons in February.
Fall 2011

An Examination of Honeybees
GW student and biology professor tends hives to learn more about buzzing insects.

Art Exhibition Promotes Healthy Eating
“Let’s Eat!” features works from George Washington University’s permanent collection paired with healthy recipes.

Honeybees descend on campus as cold weather nears
50,000 honey bees on the roof of Lisner Hall prepare for the cold weather.

Lessons from a Master Chef
Ferran Adrià spoke to a sold-out crowd at Lisner

Spring 2011

City Bees
GW and Founding Farmers restaurant partner on urban apiary project.

A Café for the Community
A co-op that sells locally grown food wins the inaugural Knapp Fellowship

Urban Food
Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t so simple, says panel of area chefs.

Fall 2010

Sustainable Dining
Biodegradable and reusable products are now in Sodexo-run facilities on campus.

A Campus Abuzz
GW’s Mount Vernon Campus welcomes four beehives.

Photo: Mrs. Theresa Dezcallar, Joe Yonan (Travel and Food Editor, The Washington Post), Chef Ferran Adria, Chef Jose Andres, GW President Steven Knapp, Diane Robinson Knapp, Ambassador of Spain Jorge Dezcallar at the GW Lisner Auditorium for the Chef Adria's book launch


Apple Crunch Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

The GW community picked up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Food Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

From left to right: Dawnita Altieri, President Knapp, Diane Knapp, Jose Andres and Lilia Smelvoka

Apple Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

Pick up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Proud to be GW festival

Proud to be GW

George and the Urban Food Task Force at the "Proud to be GW" Employee Appreciation Festival

Adele Ashkar

Photo: Expo 1

Professor Adele Ashkar discussing the Solar Decathlon project with student Katherine Berry, CCAS '13

Diane Knapp

Photo: Expo 2

Diane Robinson Knapp, M.S.

The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens

Photo: Expo 3

Panelists from The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens. From left to right: Dr. Hartmut Doebel, Professor Adele Ashkar, Katherine Berry CCAS '13, Valerie Zweig of VSAG.

Thomas Reed

Photo: Expo 4

Thomas Reed discussing Dr. Michael Compton's research with Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos.

Students at Expo

Photo: Expo 5

Students exploring the Expo's research showcase in Continental Ballroom.

Milken Institute School Graduate Students

Photo: Expo 6

Milken Institute School graduate students presenting research.

Paul Yeck

Photo: Expo 7

Chef Paul Yeck and colleague at Jaleo food demonstration.