Local Food Panel Discussion – Wed., April 11 at 5:30 p.m.

From Will Mitchell of the PSU Student Sustainability Advisory Council:

What’s in YOUR Fridge? As you may know, a growing number of people in State College are making the connections between their sources of food and the strength of our community. With a number of efforts underway from the University and the community, now is an excellent time to bring interested parties together, help promote initiatives, foster collaboration, and send this movement to new heights. The Penn State Student Sustainability Advisory Council wants to invite you to join in on the conversation.

On Wednesday, April 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Living Center in 110 Henderson Building at University Park, representatives from local organizations, farmers markets, student groups, and the university will be presenting their current projects and future goals, and discussing possible areas of collaboration.

In this town hall meeting, the audience will be just as involved as the panel, so after short presentations are given, be ready to question, comment, share, discuss, and network. Creativity and participation are key in this dialogue, so if nothing else, make sure you bring along your thinking cap. All are welcome, and we hope the discussion is productive in establishing an even stronger local food movement. Love your food, know your farmer, and, as always, every dollar you spend is a vote saying ‘I approve.’ Let’s create a community where that vote is easy to cast.

Panel Members:

  • Brian Bates – PSU Community Food Security Club
  • Jeremy Bean – PSU Campus Sustainability Office
  • Jackie Bonomo – Centre Region Permaculture Guild
  • Dave Cranage – Cafe Laura, PSU Hospitality Management
  • Kristin Hoy – Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
  • Nathan Nalevanko – New Leaf Initiative
  • Laura Young – Young American Growers, North Atherton Farmers Market, PSU Farm-to-School

(A written overview of Spring Creek Homesteading’s work will be distributed at this event. -KW)

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