The Heart of Ohio Resource Conservation & Development Council is sponsoring a series of “Foodshed Connection” events and the next one is in Lancaster!
The second in a series of Foodshed Connection events, “Live from the Green Carpet: Featuring Stars of Local Food!”, will be held during Sustainable Agriculture Week, on April 21, 2010, at the Lancaster River Valley Mall. This event will span approximately 3 hours, from 3:30 to 6:30pm and videotaping of speakers and willing participants will take place, courtesy of Varga Communications of Lancaster. Speakers will focus on local food outlets such as Community Gardens, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), Farmer Markets and On-Farm Operations which all contribute in connecting residents with local food in their area.
Confirmed speakers include Dave Libben, NRCS; Aaron Stockberger, FSA; David Brandt , Brandt Farms and Bill Steinman, Mayfair Mission Community Garden Project. More speakers are being added. Some fun contests will be featured before and after the speaker presentations, with giveaways and plenty of time for Q&A and networking opportunities. The goal is to create a buzz and provide a forum for more communication and education on local food in general, and to promote the resources available which make it all possible.
This event is free of charge and supported in part by funding by Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency. Two additional Foodshed Connection events are set for locations throughout the RC&D’s nine-county region. For more information on this and the other local projects, visit www.heartofohiorcd.org or call Traci Aquara, 740-368-5979, ext. 112.
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