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St. Kate's partners with Sisters of St. Joseph to host "Get Local"

CSJ community members and students gather on the quad during the "Get Local" picnic on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
CSJ community members and students gather on the quad during the "Get Local" picnic on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
Photo by Cirien Miriam '12.

The first-ever "Get Local" weekend was held at St. Catherine University on Sept. 14-15, 2012, bringing messages of local patronage and sustainability to the St. Paul campus.

The event, which was inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and organized by Sodexo and St. Kate's Student Center and Activities, featured a weekend of activities with local organizations.

The event began Friday night, as The O'Shaughnessy auditorium hosted a bevy of local bands and offered free tickets to St. Kate's students. Activities on the quad were joined by a "Get Local" picnic on Saturday, supporting local produce, local farms and local businesses. Students had the opportunity to network with Sisters of St. Joseph during the picnic and they even had the opportunity to dance to the "How Local Can You Go" limbo.

The weekend's events were made possible by the St. Catherine University Student Center and Activities, especially Assistant Director Cara Garrett, and Sodexo. They included participation from the Food Justice Coalition, a group spreading messages of sustainability that was organized by St. Kate's students and faculty in 2011.

For more on the event, view the Get Local Picnic Video created by Beverly Kumar '12.

Sep. 24, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Catholic Identity, Social Justice, Students