2009 QC Earth Charter Summit – Local Foods

2009 QC Earth Charter Summit
Building a Local Foods Movement

By Caroline Vernon

You’re invited to attend!

The 2009 Quad Cities Earth Charter Summit
“Building a Local Foods Movement”

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 9am-3pm
Augustana College – Wallenberg Hall

Local Food is the theme of the 2009 Earth Charter Summit, focusing on PACG’s Local Foods Initiative – Our goal is to promote and assist in the development of a healthy, sustainable, local food supply for our region, emphasizing sustainable agricultural practices.

The summit will include local and regional speakers and informative workshops focusing on our effort to develop a working partnership between individual citizens and those working within an institutional framework. There are opportunities for everyone on every level to become involved in the Healthy, Local Foods movement.  People in communities all across our country, and in the world, are mobilizing around this effort.                               

Workshops include:

· Community Gardens
· Local Food Coop
· Farm to Cafeteria
· The Economics of a Local Food Supply
· Information for Food Services, Municipalities, & Legislators

· Reducing the Carbon Footprint of our Diet
· The Importance of SEEDS in a local Foods movement

Keynote Speaker:

Kamyar Enshayan
Director, University of Northern Iowa Center of Energy and  Environmental Education

Enshayan launched Buy Fresh, Buy Local in Iowa  and worked with Iowa communities to start chapters.
Recipient of the 2008 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award  from Practical farmers of Iowa.

Augustana’s Food Service will be providing a delicious, healthy, local foods lunch!

Cost to attend the Summit is only $10 /$5 for students—scholarships are available

REGISTER TODAY!—Through our website: qcprogressiveaction.org or Call PACG at 563-676-7580, or REGISTER at the door!

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