Thursday, November 5, 2009

Alabama Food Summit

My family and I registered for the Alabama Food Summit last minute yesterday. Anyone else going?

Here's the info from:

Description: Leaders from across Alabama will meet in Birmingham this November to talk about innovative approaches to improving food security in the state. The 2009 Alabama Food Summit will highlight success stories of community development intiatives featuring local foods and agriculture. On Thursday and Friday, farmers, businesspeople, and leaders from Alabama, the southeast and beyond will share their stories on improving access to local farm products, preserving traditional foods, and addressing environmental and health issues through youth education and alternative farming techniques. Over dinner Thursday, keynote speaker Tom Stearns will talk about Hardwick, Vermont’s success in food and agriculture as the basis of economic development. Friday night will be movie night, Saturday morning hop on your bike or bus for a tour of Birmingham’s community gardens, and stay Saturday afternoon for Jones Valley Urban Farm’s Growing Together community garden workshop.

More information, including registration, programs, and speaker bios, is available online at or, or call 205.591.3663.

Sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Community Food Partners, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network, Auburn University, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Heifer International and the USDA 2501 Program



Greater Birmingham Community Food Partners
Phone: 205.591.3663

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