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CAN NEW ENGLAND FEED ITSELF?: A “NEW ENGLAND FOOD VISION”
October 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
What does it mean to “buy local”? What’s our vision for supporting local farmers and fishers, engaging in sustainable agriculture and fisheries, and changing our broken food system?
Come join us as Professor Brian Donahue of Brandeis University presents A New England Food Vision, a collaborative report that considers the future of our region. The Vision calls for New England to reach a bold goal of producing at least 50% of our food by 2060 – food that will be clean, fair, just and accessible for all.
Incorporating more than three years of collaborative research and input from hundreds of voices throughout New England, A New England Food Vision imagines a future in which food nourishes a social, economic, and environmental landscape that supports a high quality of life for everyone, including generations to come
A panel of experts will respond with additional reflections about food justice, challenges for new food producers, and the state of our land and ocean resources. In addition to Professor Donahue we will hear from:
Karen Spiller – Network Team member of Food Solutions New England and former director of Boston Collaborative of Food and Fitness
Eva Agudelo – National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, food justice and what is happening with new immigrant farmers
Brett Tolley – Community Organizer, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance is from a four-generation commercial fishing family and working to advance social, environmental, and economic justice throughout the seafood value chain.
There will then be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. Bring your questions!
Sponsored by Boston Coalition for Food & Fitness.
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