As the bright Harvest moon fills the Carolina sky, the Forest Theatre reveals an impeccably earthy setting surrounded by stone and greens, inviting UNC to take a break from the day to reflect on the thing that keeps us moving — food.
Edible Campus UNC partnered with the Center for the Study of the American South to organize the Fall Harvest Moon Festival to celebrate the first harvest of the new garden behind Davis Library.
The produce from the garden will be distributed to student organizations around campus who address food justice initiatives and will allow Carolina Cupboard, a student food pantry, to carry perishable goods for the first time.
Laura Mindlin, the campus initiative coordinator for Edible Campus, helps the student led organization address issues of food security and access with the gardens located around campus. Mindlin said Edible Campus has seen many people over the years who don't know where their food comes from.
"We're hoping to use landscapes across campus not only to be aesthetically beautiful, but also to be interactive and engage and facilitate sustainable thinking and reconnecting the community with the food that we eat," Mindlin said.