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Center for Sustainable Communities Lecture: Philip Ackerman-Leist

Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time:7:00 pm
Location:Valders Hall of Science

"Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the Food We Share"

It's not enough to say "local food" and declare victory. We need to invest in thoughtful planning, not just local foods—and we have to begin thinking about local food systems as citizens, not just consumers.  We must also bring more diverse representation to the table and stretch our thinking from local realities to regional possibilities.

Rebuilding the foodshed brings democracy back to the table through a focus on community-based food systems, food systems that are just and resilient. Models abound for re-envisioning how local food systems can transform how we eat, shop, grow, connect, and plan for the future. Farmer, professor, and author Philip Ackerman-Leist explores local scale from a national perspective and proposes strategies for creating more democratic and secure food systems.

Contact: Maren Stumme-Diers, 563-387-1722