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October 13 8:30 am-12:15 pm
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Our Future Food Security: National Issues, Local Response
Thursday, October 13
8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook
Optional lunch and Common Good Garden tour follows at Grace Episcopal Church.
Thank you to our co-sponsors:
Essex Savings Bank
The Wal-Mart Foundation
With special thanks to:
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
In an era of global peaks in availability of oil, water and healthy soils, how can Middlesex County:
*plan and reclaim its agricultural legacy
* create a healthful, sustainable food system
* maximize community self-reliance?
Keynote speaker: Mark Winne
"America's Food System: A Cause for Concern, A Time for Action."
Mark is a community food activist, writer, and trainer; former Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, and a co-founder of the Connecticut Food Policy Council, End Hunger Connecticut!, and the national Community Food Security Coalition; organizer and chairman of the Working Lands Alliance and a founder of the Connecticut Farmland Trust. Copies of Mark's latest books will be on sale: Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty; and Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture.
Moderated panel discussion & audience conversation with: Susan Campbell, award-winning columnist at the Hartford Courant, where her work has been recognized by the National Womens Political Caucus, New England Associated Press News Executives, the Society for Professional Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Sunday Magazine Editors Association. Her column about the shootings at lottery headquarters in March 1998 was part of the Courant Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.(Click here for Susan's blog.)
David Zemelsky Co-owner at Star Light Gardens, Durham
Nicole Berube Executive Director at CitySeed, New Haven; Affiliate Member of the New Haven Food Policy Council
John Guszkowski, AICP, LEED-AP Partner & Director of Planning, CME Associates; Board President & CEO at Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc.
Izzi Greenberg Executive Director, North End Action Team (N.E.A.T.); and manager of North End Farmer’s Market, Middletown.
Optional Lunch and Common Good Gardens Tour
Salad & sandwich buffet lunch 12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Grace Episcopal Church
336 Main Street, Old Saybrook
(900’ walking distance south on Main Street)
Common Good Gardens Tour
Claudia Van Nes, Liaison, Common Good Gardens
1:15 P.M. – 2 P.M.
You may register by:
Calling the Rockfall office: (860)347-0340, Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m;or
E-mailing: email@example.com; or
Mail: send in the registration form (download link below.)
The Symposium fee of $50.00 includes all materials and coffee breaks. A reduced fee of $40 is offered to those who respond prior to October 6.Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis; $15 optional lunch must be ordered in advance. Mail registration forms no later than October 6th. No refunds after October 12th.
All checks should be made out to: The Rockfall Foundation. Write on the memo line: symposium