Hawthorne Valley is pleased to host A Declaration of Interdependence in celebration of local living economies in the Hudson Valley and Greater Berkshire Region. This year, we will honor Judy Wicks and her new book Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer.
Join us for an evening with Judy Wicks followed by a summertime cookout highlighting local farms and products and prepared by the Chefs Consortium. Judy will be signing copies of her book following the talk; copies will be available for purchase at the event.
The summer cookout will include Hawthorne Valley hot dogs, hamburgers and condiments; beverages from Hudson-Chatham Winery and Chatham Brewery, meats, condiments, and side salads with vegetables Hawthorne Valley and other local farms. Live music and dancing will accompany the cookout.
Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy. Her memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in March 2013. Judy is founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café known for its leadership in the local food movement. She founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award. For more information, visit Judy's website.
Thanks to our partners for helping make this event possible:
The Bank of Greene County
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
LEAF (Local Economic Alliance for the Future)
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Hawthorne Valley Association
Hawthorne Valley Association is a diverse 501(c)3 civil society organization located in central Columbia County, NY. Dedicated to social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture, and the arts, Hawthorne Valley Association’s 400-acre campus includes a Waldorf school; working Biodynamic farm; on-farm education programs; a full-line natural foods store; social, ecological, and cultural research groups; teacher training programs; and more.