Monday, September 15, 2008

I just got this email...

Anyone want to go?

Sustainable Communities Network

Bluegrass Partnership for a Green Community

*Closing the Food____Gap*
A Regional Conference, October 16-18 2008
Exploring New Ways to Grow Food, Eat Locally, Strengthen Community and Support the Local Economy in Kentucky
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Closing the Food__Gap, a
regional conference will engage participants in discussions of how and why our food system works as it does, whether it is secure, just, and sustainable, and how it might be reshaped for the future. The conference will provide an interactive forum that enables attendees to make new connections and share information around the common goal of developing innovative and practical solutions to local and national food-related challenges.

Featured speakers:
Closing the Food Gap book cover
Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap, Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty,
is coming to Kentucky

also ....Anthony Flaccavento, Executive Director of Appalachian Sustainable Development

Featured workshop
*Food Policy Council Development Workshop w/Mark Winne*
This workshop is designed to assist individuals and organizations in Kentucky interested in the development of local, regional or state food policy councils.The training will emphasize the organizational development of coalitions and networks that may precede the actual establishment of a food policy council, the operation of food policy councils, and the development of effective local and state food policy strategies. As such, the workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience.

Other workshops include:
The 2008 Farm Bill &KY Legislation* Achieving Agricultural Justice and Domestic Fair Trade*Ecological Basis of Food Systems* Worker Justice as an Element of Sustainable Food* Food Banks and the Food Crisis* Urban Homesteading*Lexington Food Assessment-More Than the Corner Store* Impact of Organic Agriculture* Global Perspective on Agricultural Policy* Community Gardening*

October 16-18 2008
Thursday October 16 Closing the Food Gap Dinner with awards/recognitions 6:00pm-8:30pm Reception, book signing, dinner and speaker (Mark Winne)
Friday October 17 Closing The Food Gap Workshops 8am-4pm speakers, panel, workshops
Saturday October 18 Closing the Food Gap community garden workshops 9am-12noon


UK Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Rd., Lexington, KY (Thursday &Friday)
Community Action Center, 1169 Winburn Dr (Saturday).

COST: Thursday dinner $25; Friday sessions $45.00; Saturday workshop $10; $70.00 all 3 days

Co-sponsors: Heifer International, Community Farm Alliance, University of Kentucky Sociology Department, Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, Central Christian Church, Sustainable Communities Network, UK Green Thumb, Bluegrass Partnership for a Green Community, Community Action Council

jim embry
Sustainable Communities Network

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Rhonda Trautman said...

I would like to go but Craig is leaving for Japan on Wed and will be gone for 6 weeks. That just leaves me hear with home with my daughter. Sorry...Hope someone can go.

wtravis said...

I want to go. Will have to work out schedule.
Will discuss at our meeting thursday.