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Homegrown Local Food Summit 2016

Tickets: Adult $40 before February 8th, $50 thereafter. Youth (5-18) $20.

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Please join us to celebrate and work towards Local Food For Everyone at this year’s Local Food Summit! This year’s opening Keynote Panel will address the topic of “Local Food for Everyone: Farmer and Food Justice Perspectives,” with panelists Megan Deleeuw, Farmer, Owner, and Founder of Manchester’s Hand Sown Farm, and Shane Bernardo, Outreach Coordinator at Detroit’s Earthworks Urban Farm.  The discussion addressing the perceived conflicts in these perspectives and also their necessary alignment will be moderated by Dr. Stefanie Stauffer of Tilian Farm Development Center.

This year’s Summit will also feature a food-themed story slam (back by popular demand)! A locally sourced lunch will bring us together around the table, and will be followed by breakout sessions. This year’s sessions include presentations by organizations like the Washtenaw Food Policy Council, Argus Farm Stop, and ZingTrain. Sessions will highlight topics including visioning your farm business, farm-to-school gardens, soil health, seasonal cooking, permaculture basics and more.

Youth (ages 5 to 18) are invited to join in these workshops, or to participate in activities including planting, taste education and food chemistry in this year’s Local Food Summit Youth Track!