We’re fed up with the current state of the food system. From factory farming that strips the soil of its microflora and topsoil, to the deplorable conditions of food-industry workers, not to mention the rampant spread of obesity and diabetes in the richest country on Earth…it’s time for a revolution.
On that front, the University of Vermont is hosting a Food Systems Summit next week, and we will be hosting a viewing party right here on chelseagreen.com.
Here are the details, we hope you’ll join us!
Public Conference Thursday, June 28, 2012
The conference is full, so join us online! Chelsea Green will be hosting a live stream from the conference. If you’re interested you can host your own live, online viewing party.
Your computer, your mobile device, a community space, a restaurant – anywhere that has Internet access! You can view the live-streamed conference from our blog (http://learn.uvm.edu/foodsystemsblog/ ) or our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Vermont-Continuing-Education/143986912311328 ).
You can sit back and listen to our internationally renowned speakers, and participate in conversation using the #UVMsummit hashtag. (Post your comments and questions – and we will answer them on our blog after the conference).What: Speakers will take the stage, give their 10-15 minute talk and then sit back down. The next speaker will immediately follow. There is not space for questions or comments or break-out sessions. There will be two breaks during the talks and a reception at the end which are all great times to connect with fellow attendees and the speakers. Speakers Read the list of confirmed presenters here. Select Topics for Conference
- Resilient Farming Systems
- Safe and Healthy Food
- Strong Regional Food Systems
- Food Security and Improved Access
- Real Food Education
- Businesses for a Hungry Planet
- Policy Advocacy