Register for the Local Food Summit today! Early-bird registration ends March 24th. This year’s Local Food Summit will be on March 31st from 8:30 – 4:05PM at Washtenaw Community College with the theme of “Many Cultures, One Movement.” There will be a variety of speakers and break-out sessions focusing on how we can develop a vibrant, healthy food system! Keynote speakers include Grace Lee Boggs, a philosopher, activist, writer, and living legend and Professor Josh Farley, an ecological economist from the University of Vermont.
The Washtenaw Food Policy Council will have a break-out session as well! We will be sharing how we are identifying food system policy priorities using years of experience, research, and communication within the county on issues ranging from sustainable waste management, increasing food security and food access, improving farm to institution networks, addressing the needs of local farmers, and more. Community members are encouraged to join and contribute to the council’s new Asset Mapping project, and offer perspective on the policy priorities outlined by the council.
Also join us for the Good Food Potluck and Film on Sunday, March 30th at 5PM. The potluck will be from 5:00-7:00PM and at 7:00PM there will be a Screening of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”
We hope to see you there!