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Around the Table: Planning Louisville’s Food Economy
Mayor Fischer to Present Annual State of the Local Food Economy Address
Around the Table: Planning Louisville’s Food Economy will feature a series of “kitchen table” discussions focusing on key issues related to developing a thriving local food economy, on the heels of the release of a promising new study that identifies significant unmet demand for local food in Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer will give his third annual State of the Local Food Economy address, and will have a chat with Kentucky’s beloved farmer and poet, Wendell Berry about what the local food “movement” means for farmers and our urban/rural relationships. Stephen Reily, founder of Seed Capital KY will emcee the event, which will include area farmers, business owners and leaders to engage members of the community in the discussion, and explore a range of topics including funding, food policy, resources and future opportunities.
Saturday, February 16
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Registration
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 - Welcome; Conversations on Demand Study, strategic efforts to expand local food economy
12:15 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. – Lunch/Networking Sessions
1:40 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. – State of the Local Food Economy with Mayor Greg Fischer
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Conversations with Mayor Fischer, Wendell Berry; End of Program
Seed Capital KY
Louisville Free Public Library
Register online at www.lfpl.org or by phone at 502-574-1644.
Registration is free, but tickets are required
A free locavore lunch will be served