Slow Food, Huron Valley’s 11th annual Local Food Summit will be held February 16 in Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College. The Summit, brings together farmers, consumers, consumers, academics and retailers committed to creating a vibrant, sustainable and just local food community.
In addition to education and networking, participants will enjoy a local meal curated by local chefs, amazing speakers and breakout sessions tackling diverse areas of our food system such as local restaurant purchasing, soil conservation and livestock nutrition.
The keynote speaker is Ivette Perfecto, a longtime supporter of the local food movement and sustainable food efforts worldwide. As the George W. Pack Professor of Ecology, at SEAS at UMICH, she and her students explore the links between small-scale sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and food sovereignty. Perfecto’s extensive work is evidenced in her four books: Breakfast of Biodiversity, Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty, and Coffee Agroecology, and Ecological Complexity and Agroecology.
Location: 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor. For more information and sliding-scale pricing, visit LocalFoodSummit.org.