Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

HomeGrown Local Food Summit Program for 3/31/14

7:30: Doors open for Registration and Breakfast
8:30: Welcome and Introductions                                  
8:45: Professor Josh Farley, Ecological Economist, University of Vermont
9:30: Grace Lee Boggs, Philosopher, Activist, Writer, Living Legend
10:00: Break and Snacks                                                               
10:30: Changing the System: Local Food Victories     
11:30: Open Space How-to & Action Quest
12:00: Local Food Lunch of Many Cultures and Discussion Tables
1:15: Breakout Session 1 & Open Space 1
2:30: Break and Amazing Snacks                                                                  
2:45: Breakout Session 2 & Open Space 2           
4:05: Closing

-- Breakout Session Topics are listed on the Program!: --

-- Additionally, this year's local food summit includes Open Space sessions intended to support action and collaboration among participants. In addition to the breakout sessions listed above, participants can propose other topics at the event itself, which will reflect the needs and interests of those who attend. This is a great opportunity to form a discussion group and to generate ideas for ongoing action in an area you are passionate about.
Please join us for happy hour following the Local Food Summit at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (formerly Corner Brewery)720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti
Program for Good Food Potluck and Film on 3/30/14
Location: Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College
Admission: FREE due to generous sponsorship support but Please RSVP

5:00 Good Food Potluck: bring your recipe for the Local Food Cookbook Project
7:00 Screening of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Local Food Summit Recipe Project Open to Public

Submit your recipe here by April 2nd!

With the theme of Many Cultures, One Movement we are asking home chefs and professionals alike to submit a recipe that represents their food culture. We all have recipes that seem to follow us from place to place or handed down from a family member. There may be a classic family dessert that you have re-imagined for the 21st century or a traditional dish that you still serve today. You might have even pulled a recipe from Julia Child's Baking with Julia and modified it enough to call your own!

This project started as an activity for attendees of the Good Food Potluck & Film, but is now open to the public until April 2nd. If you are attending the potluck and bring your item, we ask your permission to photograph it but feel free to submit any recipe you like. Please choose only one recipe to submit, if there are not enough submissions we may ask for your second choice.

For the purpose of an online recipe collection, it is OK to use others recipes as long as we say who it is "adapted from." Rules for recipe attribution are not strict when it comes to online publishing, but will be important if this project is ever printed (with your permission of course). Please let us know as much as you can about the origin of the recipe. See here for additional info on recipe attribution http://foodblogalliance.com/a/recipe-attribution/

Please contact Lucas DiGia with questions at lucas@projectgrowgardens.org.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Submit Nominations Now for 2014 Local Food Victories

The 2014 Local Food Summit is calling for nominations for local food victories. We want to recognize our neighbors' successes in moving us closer to achieving systemic health and vitality in our local food system. These local food victories will be recognized at the summit.

Criteria for Nomination
People/organizations/businesses/projects based in Washtenaw County that have:
  • mobilized to create systemic change within the last year OR 
  • scaled up their work within the last year OR
  • hosted a particularly successful outreach event/campaign to draw attention to local food system issues

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 10. Submit your nominations online here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Local Food Summit to be Monday, March 31st!

Registration is open!

The 6th annual HomeGrown Local Food Summit will take place this year Monday, March 31st, 2014 from 8am-4:30pm at the Morris Lawrence Building on the Washtenaw Community College campus.  Registration is open.

Our opening event will be Sunday, March 30th, at 5pm, with a free (and open to the public) Good Food Potluck & Film.  After the potluck, we will be screening the award winning documentary film "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs."  We are honored to announce that Grace Lee Boggs will be a featured speaker at this year's Summit on Monday, March 31.  More details and potluck RSVP here.

Additional details regarding the Summit program and schedule will be published at LocalFoodSummit.org as they become available.