Can New England Feed Itself?: A “New England Food Vision”

NEFV coverWednesday, October 8, 7pm
First Church JP Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain MA (map)
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Co-sponsored by the JP Forum, JP New Economy Transition, and the Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness

What does it mean to “buy local”? What’s our vision for supporting local youtube to mp3 hd farmers and fishers, engaging in sustainable agriculture and fisheries, and changing our broken food system?

On October 8 Professor Brian Donahue of Brandeis University will present A New England Food Vision, a collaborative report that considers the future of food in our region. The Vision calls for New England to reach a bold goal of producing at least 50% of our food by 2060 – food that will be clean, fair, just and accessible for all.

Brian Donahue

Brian Donahue

Incorporating more than three years of collaborative research and input from hundreds of voices throughout New England, A New England Food Vision imagines a future in which food nourishes a social, economic, and environmental landscape that supports a high quality of life for everyone, including generations to come

A panel of experts will respond with additional reflections about food justice, challenges for new food producers, and the state of our land and ocean resources. In addition to Professor Donahue we will hear from:

Karen Spiller – former director of Boston Collaborative of Food and Fitness, and MA Delegation leader to New England Food Summit

Eva Agudelo – National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, food justice and what is happening with new immigrant farmers

Brett Tolley – Community Organizer, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, is from a four-generation commercial fishing family. He’s working to advance social, environmental, and economic justice throughout the seafood value chain

There will then be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. Bring your questions, and see you there!

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