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Beyond Local and Organic: Future Directions for Sustainable Food Systems

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Beyond Local and Organic: Future Directions for Sustainable Food Systems

Time: October 22, 2010 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: WSU Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center
Street: 16650 State Route 536
City/Town: Mount Vernon
Website or Map: http://mountvernon.wsu.edu
Phone: (360) 848-6120
Event Type: forum
Organized By: skagitgrad
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2010

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The graduate students of Washington State University's Northwest Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon invite you to attend an evening forum entitled “Beyond Local and Organic: Future Directions for Sustainable Food Systems” on October 22, 7:00-8:30 PM.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will feature the food systems scholars and innovators Jack Kloppenburg, Diane Dempster and Branden Born, who will discuss whether local and organic are comprehensive approaches to sustainability in agriculture.

Jack Kloppenburg is a professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin Madison and is well-known for his work in examining the social impacts of agricultural systems, especially as related to agricultural research, plant breeding, local food systems and farm to school initiatives.

Diane Dempster has been involved in organic agriculture in Washington for over 20 years. Diane currently serves as the president of Washington Tilth, is the organic buyer for Charlie’s Produce in Seattle and manages Farmers Own, a division of Charlie’s which contracts with growers to act as their sales agent.

Branden Born is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington specializing in food systems planning.

Refreshments are provided. For more details, call (360) 848-6120 or visit http://mountvernon.wsu.edu
WSU Mount Vernon
Sakuma Auditorium

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Comment by Heather K on October 22, 2010 at 4:11pm
Great Speakers! sorry I'll miss this event! Thanks for posting.

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