Sure, you may think a little bit about what you eat—how many calories are in a cupcake, what exactly 24 grams of fat means for your butt, and how to fit a cheeseburger into your diet while still fitting into your swimsuit. But what if instead of pondering the food-to-figure relationship, you thought about where your food comes from and why that matters.
The Boise Urban Garden School challenges children to think about food and "choices that affect their health, the environment, the local economy and both personal and social responsibility." It provides hands-on experience with gardening, fresh-food prep and running the BUGS produce stand.
Today, you can help the school without getting any dirt under your nails. Franz Witte will present Heart and Soil, a 45-minute documentary about small-scale farming, farmers markets and farm-to-school programs. The film will be shown today at The Flicks, starting at 3 p.m. You can catch the family friendly film for $15, or $12 for your youngin', with proceeds benefitting the school.
A wine tasting and reception will precede the event at 2 p.m., and a panel discussion moderated by food guru and Boise Weekly contributor Guy Hand will follow.