Organization: Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions
Local Food & Economics
Growing Green 2021: Investing in Conservation and Local Food Virtual Series
Saturday, March 6th, 10am - 4:30pm EST
Leveraging a Local Shift in the Food and Farming Systems – Dr. John Ikerd
“Shift to Local Stories from all over Ohio” Panel – Terry Traster from Food Fort; Dana Hilfinger, Central State University Agricultural Extension Specialist for Southwest Ohio; and Leslie Shaller
“Local Cooperative Projects that are making the Shift to Local Food Economy” – Cherrell Gardener of Co-op Dayton & Lela Klein of Gem City Market
Cosponsored by Tecumseh Land Trust and the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, as a part of the Jacoby Partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program through the USDA.
The purpose of this series is for participants to gain an increased sense of practices they could adapt to improve soil and water quality and to make more of their agricultural products, including a better understanding of:
- The diversity of products they could grow and means for marketing them
- The support available to implement conservation practices on local lands.
- The actions to take to implement conservation practices and grow a stronger local food network.