Saturday, April 18, 2009

Growing A Sustainable Community: Sustainable Food Systems


Broome Community College; April 18, 2009

Statement from the Organizers:

Across the nation and the world, the distance between farmers and consumers is growing, and both groups are increasingly struggling to make ends meet. However, there is a growing movement to create a food system that meets the needs of all of its participants - a food system that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. This plenary brings together a variety of individuals representing different sectors of the food system to discuss the current state of our food systems and their vision for how we can create a sustainable food system in our community.

Moderator: Amelia LoDolce, Sustainable Development Planner, City of Binghamton

Panelists: Clifford Crouch,
Assemblyman, NYS 107th District; Lisa Bloodnick, Bloodnick Family Farm in Apalachin; Kacy Telfer, Director fo Programs & Agency Services of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier; Ray Denniston, BOCES Special Project Coordinator for Food Services

Sponsors: Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, Broome Community College Center for Civic Engagement

Keywords: NOFA, organic food, community supported agriculture, CSA

Lunch graciously provided by Whole in the Wall Restaurant.