Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Creating a Caring Community:
Local Foods and Building Community

Tuesday, February 14 – ‘The Emerging Local Food Economy and What It Means for Ashland’ by Brad Masi, Former Executive Director of the New Agrarian Center, 7:30pm, Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium at Ashland University.

This presentation will look at the growth of sustainable local food system initiatives across Northeast Ohio, covering both broader impacts on the regional economy and on-the-ground examples of innovative communities. A sustainable local food economy directly connects consumers, farmers, local businesses, and institutions. How can food localization comprehensively address nutrition and health, economic development, ecological sustainability, and community vitality?

Tuesday, March 13 – ‘Food, Farms, and Community’ by Chris Norman, Executive Director of Crown Point Ecology Center and David Kline, Organic Dairy Farmer, Naturalist, and Writer, 7:30pm, Schar College of Education, Ronk Lecture Hall, Ashland University.

Christopher Norman will join David Kline to present Food, Farms, and Community. Chris will present “Dirty Nuns and Guerilla Gardening.” David will present “Who is Your Farmer?” They will be addressing such topics as food deserts, food security, and the role of local foods in building community.

Tuesday, March 27 - Video Presentation of ‘Good Food’ and Information Fair, 7:30pm, Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium & surrounding areas, Ashland University.

The video ‘GOOD FOOD’ visits the producers, farmers’ markets, distributors, markets, restaurants and public officials who are working together to develop a more sustainable food system for all.

The information fair will consist of several information tables and representatives from local and neighboring communities regarding gardening projects and healthy food options.

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