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Food Forum 2009

2009 Environmental Forum

Local and Sustainable Food – Local Food Choices

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 5:30 PM - 9:PM
First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Rd, Rochester, N.Y.

Food Forum        Exhibitors         Program

The Focus of the “Local and Sustainable – Local Food Choices” Environmental Forum 2009 By the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club:

The focus of the Environmental Forum is to educate our community that every aspect of environmental wellbeing is touched by how we eat and to help to provide a link to the local options that are available to everyone. 

 

Reasoning:

Daily dietary choices are some of the most critical decisions that we make as a human population. In our lifetimes, we are directly responsible for what these daily choices do to our planet, our health, and our future generations.  Because of this we strive to eat as healthy and environmentally sound as possible.

Here's our speaker line-up

Community Fair starts at 5:30 pm

• Over 30 Booths including Local Food Producers & Providers and Local Environmental & Non-profit organizations.

• Green Product Raffles at 6:30 pm. • Heirloom Seed Give-Away from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

• Homemade Skin Salve Demonstrations by Rochester Roots.

• Free Samples from Small World Bakery.

• Free Gardening advice from Cornell Cooperative Extension. • Talk with local CSA’s, Farmers Markets, Farms and more.

• Benefits of Stinging Bugs - short presentations by Phillip Cook.

• Butterfly Display and short presentations by Lindsay Kuhn.

• Many ideas for 2009 Summer & Fall Activities.

• Jazz Music by Art St. Hilaire Trio from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

• Light fare (soup & wraps) available for purchase from Abundance Co-op Market.

 

 

Environmental Forum Speakers/Time-Table

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm – Doors open to the public.  Information tabling begins - many local Food producers and Non-Profits will be represented.  Food will be available in the front lobby.  Programs will be available at the door.
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Speaker program begins. See information to the left for details.

True Cost of Food

The Sierra Club Sustainable Consumption Committee Mission: To encourage people to think about the environmental impacts of their consumption choices by providing specific information. True Cost of Food > Sustainable Consumption > Sierra Club