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Announcing the Lightning Talks Lineup for “Fast Talk About Food” – March 29

A showcase of innovative food system projects around the Pioneer Valley’s institutions of Higher Education.

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Fast-paced and fun!

$5-$10 donation (sliding scale)

Date: March 29, 2012
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Location: Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School (80 Locust St., Northampton)

Schedule:

5:30-6:00 Simple meal served

6:00-7:00 5-minute presentations

7:00-8:00 Dynamic networking experience

Featured presenters:

  • Keep Farming Northampton (Nola Reinhardt, Faculty, Smith College)
    Researching a city’s existing agricultural system to improve farm sustainability and increase links between farms and local consumers.
  • Student Farming Enterprise at UMass (Ruth Hazzard, Extension educator, UMass)
    Providing hands-on practical experience for vegetable farming and marketing.
  • GCC Permaculture Forum (Christopher O’Connell, Undergraduate student, Greenfield Community College)
    Reporting on a vibrant local forum to advance plans for a permaculture garden at GCC.
  • The Gleaning Project of Rachel’s Table (Jessica Harwood, Staff, Rachel’s Table)
    Working with college students to reduce food system waste and provide healthy, local food to those in need.
  • Franklin County Farmland Analysis (Evelyn Lane & Laura Elizares, Graduate students, Conway School of Landscape Design)
    Envisioning Franklin County’s future food system and how to make it happen.
  • The Perfect Apple Pie (Linda Kinney, Faculty, UMass)
    Using apple varieties for cooking experiments
  • Local Food as a Social Movement (Kendra Dean, Undergraduate student, UMass)
    Exploring a unique structure that utilizes the “heritage” narrative to gain membership.
  • Farm-to-school with Photovoice collaboration (Krista Harper, Faculty, UMass plus members of the Nuestras Raíces Youth Group)
    Teaming up youths with faculty and students to improve food systems in Holyoke.

Download the POSTER for Fast Talks About Food 2012

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