ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tennessee Local Food Summit Announces Appearance by Fermentation Guru Sandor Katz

posted Nov 28, 2011, 1:02 PM by Tennessee Local Food Summit   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 10:48 PM ]

Tennessee Local Food Summit has announced an appearance by fermentation guru Sandor Katz, author of “Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods” and “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements.” Katz will present a workshop that will explore the health benefits and how-to of eating fermented foods at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

A unique addition to the schedule is a live “Farmer’s Auction” at 7:00 p.m on Saturday, where attendees can bid on consultations with successful sustainable farmers including Jeff Poppen the Barefoot Farmer from Red Boiling Springs, David Daily from Real Food Farms in Franklin, and Eric Wooldridge from Sulfur Creek Farm in Nashville and others.

Sunday afternoon the summit will offer two farm field trips to local biodynamic farms Glen Leven and Bells Bend.  

 

Summit organizer Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, says, “We hope to set a new standard for food summits that will lead to a more comprehensive and inclusive local food system. Working with Lipscomb is a new opportunity for us to get information on local food to a new audience.”

Tennessee Local Food Summit will be held Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Lipscomb University Institute for Sustainable Practice in Nashville, Tennessee. The summit will bring together consumers, farmers, gardeners, chefs, students, businesses and everyone interested in learning more about local food. The summit is sponsored by Nashville Scene and Nashville Public Television.

Institute for Sustainable Practice Executive Director Dodd Galbreath Keynote Speaker

posted Nov 28, 2011, 1:00 PM by Tennessee Local Food Summit   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 10:49 PM ]

Institute of Sustainable Practice Executive Director Dodd Galbreath will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday, Dec. 3 agenda at the upcoming Tennessee Local Food Summit at Nashville's Lipscomb University. Galbreath will speak on the "Role of Education," pulling together the elements of sustainability and how this relates to food.

 

Two area sustainable farmers Eric Smith of Bug Tussle Farms, Bugtussle, KY and Susanna Lein of Salamander Spring Farms, Berea, KY have also been added to the agenda. Smith will speak on “It’s Easy to Grow Your Own Food” and will offer advice for beginners and seasoned gardeners alike. Lein will speak on Permaculture in the Garden and will take a look at no-till methods and other permaculture methods for home food production.

 

 The summit will be geared to home gardeners, farmers, students, consumers, and anyone interested in learning about local food. Other speakers already confirmed include: Hugh Lovel, regular contributor to Acres USA, Shabari Bird, whose late husband Christopher Bird co-authored The Secret Life of Plants and Secrets of the Soil, and Jeff Poppen, aka The Barefoot Farmer.

 

The Summit will open Friday evening with a free keynote from Lovel, “Why Care About Local Food?” exploring agriculture's role on our health, our environment, our economy and our consciousness. Workshops on Saturday and Sunday will include tracks on The Science of Organics, Backyard Gardening and Food: The Best Medicine. Plenty of time will be available for one on one discussions with the speakers and each other in an effort to learn how Tennessee can grow its own food. The conference fee will include three locally grown and homemade organic meals and a Saturday night square dance.

 

The conference fee is $100 for the weekend or $50 for one day only. Students and low income get in for $50 for the weekend and $25 for the day. Registrants are invited to set up a booth at no additional fee. No one will be turned away, but can do volunteer work.

 

For registration information, contact Anne Nicholson, tnlocalfood@gmail.com, 615-426-3395.

 

The Summit is being organized by local sustainable farmers and The Institute for Sustainable Practices. For more information, look for Tennessee Local Food Summit on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181259291958014 or go to www.barefootfarmer.com

 

For sponsorship information, please contact: David Daily, david@realfoodfarms.com, 615-604-3886.

 

For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Shively, lisa@pressnetwork.com, 615-677-6645.

Tennessee Local Food Summit Announced for December 2-4

posted Nov 28, 2011, 12:59 PM by Tennessee Local Food Summit   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 10:49 PM ]

It's just been announced that the Tennessee Local Food Summit will be held Fri., December 2 through Sun., December 4 at Nashville's Lipscomb University. The summit will be geared to home gardeners, farmers, students, consumers, and anyone interested in learning about local food. Hugh Lovel, farmer, multi-disciplinary scientist and regular contributor to Acres USA, will be a speaker. Other speakers to date, include Shabari Bird, whose late husband Christopher Bird co-authored “The Secret Life of Plants” and “Secrets of the Soil”, and Jeff Poppen, aka The Barefoot Farmer, who has been involved in the local food movement for over 35 years.

 

The Summit will open Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. with a free lecture from Lovel, “Why Care About Local Food?” at 7:00 p.m. exploring agriculture's role on our health, our environment, our economy and our consciousness. Workshops on Saturday and Sunday will include tracks on The Science of Organics, Backyard Gardening and Food: The Best Medicine. Plenty of time will be available for one-on-one discussions with the speakers and each other in an effort to learn how Tennessee can grow its own food. The conference fee will include three locally grown and homemade organic meals. There will also be a Square Dance on Saturday night. Attendees are invited to set up an exhibitor booth at no additional fee.

 

The Summit is being organized by local sustainable farmers and The Institute for Sustainable Practices. For more information, find Tennessee Local Food Summit on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181259291958014 or go to www.barefootfarmer.com

 

For registration information, contact Anne Nicholson, tnlocalfood@gmail.com, 615-426-3395.

 

For sponsorship information, please contact: David Daily, david@realfoodfarms.com, 615-604-3886.

 

For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Shively, lisa@pressnetwork.com, 615-677-6645.

About Tennessee Local Food Summit

posted Nov 25, 2009, 12:32 PM by Tennessee Local Food Summit   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 12:57 PM ]

Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, has just announced that the Tennessee Local Food Summit will be held Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Lipscomb University Institute for Sustainable Practice in Nashville, Tennessee. The summit will bring together consumers, farmers, gardeners, chefs, students, businesses and everyone interested in learning more about local food.

 

The Summit is being organized by Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, and other local sustainable farmers and hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Practice.

“I wanted to put together this conference because with a commercial chicken house going up 500 feet from my doorstep, I feel that it's high time we talk to everyone we know about the future of agriculture and the importance of local food. Please join us as a sponsor, exhibitor, participant or volunteer for an opportunity to connect with others who are seeking a better way.” – Jeff Poppen

 

Hugh Lovel, farmer, multi-disciplinary scientist, outside-the-box thinker, and regular contributor to Acres USA, will open the conference Friday night with “Why Care About Local Food” followed by a panel discussion exploring agriculture's role on our health, our environment, our economy and our consciousness. Dodd Galbreath, Exective Director of the Institute for Sustainable Practice, will give the keynote Saturday night. Other speakers to date include Shabari Bird, whose late husband Christopher Bird co-authored “The Secret Life of Plants” and “Secrets of the Soil” and Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, who has been involved in the local food movement for over 35 years.

 

Workshops on Saturday and Sunday will include tracks on The Science of Organics, Backyard Gardening and Food: The Best Medicine. Plenty of time will be available for one-on-one discussions with the speakers and each other in an effort to learn how Tennessee can grow its own food. The conference fee will include three locally grown and homemade organic meals, a social event Saturday night and a farm field trip Sunday afternoon. Attendees are invited to set up an exhibitor booth at no additional fee.

 

We would be grateful if like-minded organizations would mention this event in upcoming newsletters, post on websites and encourage their membership to attend.

 

For the full conference schedule and registration information, find Tennessee Local Food Summit on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181259291958014 or email tnlocalfood@gmail.com or call 615-426-3395.

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