They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but the Hull-House Museum is providing just that at the historic Residents’ Dining Hall next door. The dining hall was once the meeting place for social reformers like: Upton Sinclair, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B Duboise and Gertrude Stein.
Building on the legacy of Jane Addams, every Tuesday from noon until 1:30PM it is the meeting place for today’s crop of reformers, during the kitchen’s ‘Re-thinking Soup’ event. Re-thinking Soup centers around critical food issues that face many in our society and finding peaceful strategies for sustainable living.
The day I attended the people from City Farm where there to showcase the Green Box and demonstrate how people can grow some of their own food in small spaces in our urban environment. An impromptu potting workshop even broke out after the talk. At the end of the lunch, Ryan , the farm director for the Hull-House Urban Heirloom Farm even brought free plants that people were invited to take home and plant.
Re-thinking Soup is free and open to anyone with a desire to discuss social issues and have healthy soup and bread. The Hull-House Museum is located at 800 S. Halsted on the UIC campus and easily accessible via public transit. The Halsted bus, the Blue Line and the #60 Blue Island bus from the loop will leave you steps away from the Hull-House Museum.