Starting Date: 02-23-2008
Starting Time: 9:00am
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United StatesAre you a Pennsylvania or New Jersey student working towards bringing more local and sustainable food to your college campus? Or are you interested in learning how?
The PA/NJ Food Summit is a day of interactive workshops by experts in the field that will teach you the skills you need to make a difference on your campus. This means learning to work with food service providers, local farmers, and community members to increase access to fresher food while addressing issues relating to farmworkers, the environment, and fair trade.
Topics will include:
Small Scale Agriculture Practices
The University Power Structure and Arena
Sourcing Locally: From Farm to College
How to Start a Campus Farmers' Market
What is "Real" Food?
Registration: Each attendee must fill out a short questionnaire on SurveyMonkey. The $10 registration fee, which includes a local/sustainable lunch, will be payable at the door on the day of the conference. Please no more than 5 representatives from each school. Registration is required; we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Overnight accommodations: For those who are coming from far away (a 4 hour or longer drive), there will be accommodations for you the night of February 22, 2008 at Penn students' dorms and nearby off-campus apartments. You will either be sleeping on couches or the floor so please bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Google Group: Want to be a part of our network? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our listserv, which we use to share upcoming events, recent articles, and our collective knowledge of how to change our food system. (Note: You do not need a Gmail account to join.)
Campus Map: http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/
Geographical Scope: State