The State of Long Island's Local Suburban Agriculture

The State of Long Island's Local Suburban Agriculture

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The State of Long Island’s Local Suburban Agriculture - Where Do We Grow From Here?

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

April 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hofstra University Student Center Theatre 151

Featuring Mark Winne
Food Activist, Writer and Trainer

From organizing breakfast programs for low-income children in Maine to developing innovative national food policies in Washington, DC, Mark has dedicated his professional life and writing to enabling people to find solutions to their own food problems as well as those that face their communities and the world.

This conference will bring together local experts in the fields of sustainable food production and distribution representing the current practices in both agriculture and aquaculture of the area. There will be opportunity to discuss obstacles to our local food system that are impeding sustainable progress. The desired outcome from this gathering of experts is to lay down the pathway for a vibrant local food system, one that supports growers committed to providing the community access to high quality products.

Panel Discussions:

  • Existing framework related to our local food system
  • Present local food system - Are they sustainable?
  • Importance of local agriculture to health and education
  • Suburban agriculture forming communities

For more information, please contact Annetta Centrella-Vitale at annetta.centrellavitale@hofstra.edu.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Space is limited.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?com=rsvp&eID=26601

Fee

Free

Contact

Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero
Horticulture Community Educator
jrc439@cornell.edu
516-565-5265 Ext. 14