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"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver
Cornucopia Project's "Future of Farming in a Changing World" Conference
I am so pleased to be moderating the panel of excellent speakers for this event. Please join us!
Future of Farming in a Changing World Conference
Creating a Robust, Sustainable & Community Based Food System
March 25, 2017, 9 to 4:30
Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH
Growing the next generation of farmers
Cutting edge technology solutions to support farmers
Models for growing, processing, and distributing sustainably grown food
Climate change and its impact on farming
Farmland access-matching farmers to farmland
Keynote speaker: Philip Ackerman-Leist, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, Green Mountain College, VT; farmer, and author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable & Secure Food Systems.
Talks and panel discussion include:
John VanHoesen, Associate Professor of Geology; Director Natural Resource Management, Director Geology program, Green Mountain College, VT
Hannah Bissex and students, Farm to Fork program, Cornucopia Project
I am a Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies, developing a framework for food empowerment in my research habitat, community gardens. I see my work as cultivating knowledge and nourishing community as well as building thriving food systems. To this work I bring an appreciation for our interconnected nature, and edges as creative spaces.