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2020 Local Food Summit for Greater Washtenaw County

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Morris Lawrence Building

4800 East Huron River Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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The Summit is an annual event where we bring together our community -- people interested in building a more sustainable, just and diverse local food system in the Greater Washtenaw County area of Michigan.



Our schedule for the day:

8:00 a.m.

Registration

Breakfast

Networking

9:00: Presentations

  • Land Use History
  • Washtenaw County Food Ways Presentation
  • State of the County
  • Washtenaw County Food Policy Council Annual Report

10:45 Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

  • Harvesting Proactical Ideas out of the complexity of the Soil Ecosystem: Brendan O'Neill
  • The Role of food in Carbon Neutrality - City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan: Alex Bryan, Lesli Hoey, Nathalie Lambrecht
  • Healthy Food Access, Equity and Heatlh Care: Amanda Sweetman of St. Joe's Healthcare System
  • Racial Wealth Gap learning Simulation Activity: Markell Miller and Erin Freeman of Food Gatherers
  • Livestock Medical Care: Dr. Katherine Mageean
  • Raising Capital? Figure out your Ideal Deal! Algela Barbash


12:00 Lunch: All local sourcing and prep by local chefs


1:30 P.M. Virtual food System Tour


3:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Leah Penniman!

Leah Penniman, Co-Director and Farm Manager, (Li*/Ya/She/He) has over 20 years of experience as a soil steward and food sovereignty activist, having worked at the Food Project, Farm School, Many Hands Organic Farm, Youth Grow and with farmers internationally in Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico. Li co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to reclaim our inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system as Black and Brown people. Her areas of leadership at Soul Fire include farmer training, international solidarity, perennials, writing, speaking, “making it rain,” and anything that involves heavy lifting, sweat, and soil. Li’s book “Farming While Black” is a love song for the earth and her peoples.


4:00 Youth-led discussion with Leah Penniman! Adult audience members are encouraged to listen and at 4:00 pm, the floor will be opened for general Q&A.



Special thanks to: Neutral Zone, Growing Hope, The Corner Health Center, and MSU Extension for coordinating youth participation.

The Local Food Summit is organized every year by a group. of volunteers who care about the ecosystem that is local food. We want to make our event welcoming and we really want new people to join us every year!

Note: All Ticket Levels offer the same access to the summit including breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We ask that you please contribute as much as you are able, so that everyone who wants to attend the summit is able to do so! Thanks for supporting an accessible Local Food Summit 2020!



FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No, there is no minimum age.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? The location is on the campus of Washtenaw Community College and there are bus lines running nearby.

What can I bring into the event? You needn't bring anything but your sunny disposition and willingness to meet new people and learn!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? E-mail : localfoodsummit.gwc@gmail.com. This e-mail is monitored by volunteers.

Will childcare be provided? Since this is on a Monday, we do not anticipate attendees needing child care, so we are not planning to provide it. If this is an issue you'd like to discuss, please e-mail us at: localfoodsummit.gwc@gmail.com.

Are their programs for youth? Yes! We are excited to be partnering with the Neutral Zone, Growing Hope, and Corner Health to bring high school age youth to the summit to hear Leah’s message. High school youth will be joining us at 3pm to hear Leah’s keynote and have a special discussion with Leah at 4pm. If you are an adult and you would like your teen to attend, feel free to call or email Jae Gerhart at 989-430-0926 / jagerhart@gmail.com for more information.

Are group ticket discounts available? Yes, you can e-mail us at localfoodsummit.gwc@gmail.com with the details of your group and we can work with you.

What's the refund policy? You can get a refund up to 7 days before the conference.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Nope! Just check in with us when you arrive - there will be.a reguatration table.

Can I update my registration information? Yes, you can e-mail us at localfoodsummit.gwc@gmail.com. This e-mail is monitored by volunteers.

I want to volunteer. How do I tell you? Please go here and sign up! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd79BTyb1YW-CamXbeHBLGkIEJcX5R4i8yPx23VILdnzz1BWQ/viewform

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes, we understand things change and you can indeed give your ticket to another local foodivore if you are unable to make it!

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Just tell us at the registration desk when you arrive that your name is not the same and we'll work it out!

Are there interpretation services? We aim to make the summit accessible to everyone. If you are in need of interpretation services, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the appropriate arrangements.


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Morris Lawrence Building

4800 East Huron River Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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