October Sustainability Wins Lunch and Learn: The Growing Appetite for Local Food
The nature of food production is in a state of change. We are witnessing - and are part of - what some are calling a local food revolution. This widespread emphasis on sourcing food close to where you live, and growing that food in a manner that sustains the land, is a response to the decades of industrialized food production and its myriad negative consequences. We know the story: family farms have been consolidated into massive corporate conglomerates, the use of pesticides and herbicides is rampant and their effects on human and environmental health are profound, the industrialization of cattle raising and meat and dairy production is responsible for huge quantities of greenhouse gases and contributes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases, and more. This system has proven to be anything but sustainable. Around the globe, the U.S. and right here in Denver, the local food movement is working to address these problems through a historic shift in how we grow, source, transport, eat, and think about food.
Please join us Thursday, October 13th from 12 to 1 pm, and hear from local business leaders Michael Brownlee, editor and publisher of Local Food Shift magazine, and Megan Jorgensen, of the sustainability team for Snooze an AM Eatery, who are actively forwarding Denver's local food movement. They'll share some of the unique challenges they face, progress they've made, and plans for the future. Join us!
Lunch provided by Serendipity Catering.
The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
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