“The Positive Impact of Local Food in Our Community”
Hosted by the Montgomery County Food Policy Coalition
November 8, 2013 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
University of Dayton River Campus, Meyer Room
1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
An informative session with a focus on the community benefits of local food:
- Why is it important to support our local producers?
- What are our children learning about food and farming in the classroom?
- How can we help give our local economy a boost and bring fresh, local food into our homes?
- Learn about the current initiatives in our community and envision future possibilities.
Meet the experts in their fields –
- Brian Raison, OSU Extension—Why Local Foods are Important to Our Community
- Tony Logan, USDA—Regional Food Hubs
- Bethany Ramsey, Five Rivers MetroParks—Public Market meets Farmers Market
- Kimberly Collett, Olive, an Urban Dive—Dive into Local Foods!
- Charity Krueger, Aullwood Audubon Center—Education is Our Best Farm Product
- Joshua Jennings, Global Impact STEM Academy— Food Science, Bioscience, Energy, and Environment
- Kevin Phillips & Michele Hodson, Valley View Schools — Volunteerism and Service Learning through Gardening
- Anthony Staubach, Wilmington College—Students, Gardening, and Passion
- Suzanne Mills-Wasniak, OSU Extension—Farm to School Program
- Tonia Fish, Synergy Incubators—Growing Food Business in Dayton
- Sherry Chen, B-W Greenway—Creating Change, You Really Are What You Eat
- Kelly Smith, Cleveland PreK-6 School—The Gardens at Cleveland PreK-6 School
RSVP by November 5, 2013 to Emily Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-225-6470. There is no fee for this event and lunch will be provided.