THRIVE is a chance to talk about sustainability, food, and agriculture in the casual atmosphere of Chowgirls’ Parlor. Each session takes a facet of the broad topic of sustainability and explores it in an approachable way.
Our first THRIVE session has been curated and will be hosted by Dessa. The Minnesota rapper and essayist spent the summer of 2013 touring for her album Parts of Speech and, with support from a Clif Bar GreenNotes grant, included farms and farmers markets in her itinerary so she could delve into issues related to food systems and sustainability. After interviewing Michael Pollan in February, Dessa is ready to lead a discussion with three key players in the sustainable food scene in Minneapolis, Niel Ritchie, CEO of the Main Street Project, Sam Grant of the Movement Center for Deep Democracy, and local farmer Joshua Bryceson, who runs Turnip Rock Farm, 50 minutes outside the Twin Cities. Turnip Rock Farm operates a CSA and works under the guiding principal that quality food is a right, not a privilege.
Bring your questions about policy and your questions about grocery shopping; you’ll have access to smart, bold change-makers. After the one-hour panel, Dessa will perform a short set at the end of the talk. A light Chowgirls snack will be served, and cash bar provided, featuring local brews and Spyhouse coffee.
Tickets for other THRIVE events can be purchased here: https://chowgirlsthrive.eventbrite.com
When & Where
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Chowgirls provides extraordinary, approachable food and memorable experiences with a boutique-style aesthetic. Our menu highlights the bounty of the region with local, organic, and seasonal ingredients.
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