Inland NW Food NetworkChew on This! is a public education program presented by guest speakers from around the region who explore various topics related to food and farming.

Believing in the importance of having people break bread together and to celebrate locally grown and/or seasonal food, each program also begins with a light supper.

Please visit our Events page to learn more information about specific programs.




2017 Chew on This! Program Topics*

January 10History of Farming in the Inland Northwest

February 21Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food

March 14 – Life Underground: Understanding the Soil Food Web

April 11 – Cultivating Health in the Garden and the Gut

May 9 – The Wisdom of Weeds (postponed)

June – Aug (no program)

Sept 12History of Farming in the Inland Northwest (rescheduled from January)

Oct 10 – “Food Chains” documentary (in conjunction with the Human Rights Education Institute)

Nov 14 – Lost Apples of the Inland Northwest

Dec – no program


2016 Chew on This! Program Topics*

January 12Growing under Cover

February 9 – Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

March 8Food Not Lawns

April 12Hot Tips for Climate Change

May 10 – Edible Wild Foods

June/July/Augno program

Sept 13 – Ancient Grains for Modern Palettes

Oct 11Just Eat It. (documentary film about food waste)

Nov 8 – Aquaponics

Decno program

2015 Chew on This! Programs

January – The History of Food & Farming in Kootenai County
February – Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
March – “Dryland” documentary film with post-screening Q & A with filmmakers
April – Get Growing! Garden Strategies for Urban Dweller
May – Food as Medicine
June/July – no programs
August – Fermentation Fun!
September – Good Tasting Seeds
October – Food Insecurity
November – GMOs 101
December – no program

* Program topics subject to change.

Sponsorship Opportunities – If your business is interested in supporting this community offering, please contact Teri.


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