Sustainable Food and Farm Lecture Series in San Diego

Ecology of Soil: A Public Health Concern
Lecture: Investigate the Iowa food landscape and explore the soil-to-health connection. As eaters, we know that our food choices directly influence our health. But many may not realize that what we eat profoundly affects the Earth’s health and our ability to grow healthy food for future generations. Investigate the Iowa food landscape and explore the soil-to-health connection. Learn and how “good food” can boost the health of your family, farm, community, and the Earth. Take home tools that will help you examine our food system with a critical eye. Play “Good Food” trivia and receive tips on how to support a healthy, green, fair, and accessible food system. Tuesday, January 12, 2010; 6:30–8 PM Part of the Museum’s Sustainable Planet: Food lecture series. Advance registration recommended.
$5 per person
Lecture with Angie Tagtow, Environmental Nutrition Consultant, IATP Food and Society Fellow
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Victory Gardens: Join the Garden Revolution
Lecture: Review historical case studies, learn about current national policies and models, and discover the future work needed to sustain the Victory Garden model as part of the overall local food movement.
At no point in our lifetimes has the interest in gardening, urban agriculture, and local food systems been so intense. It’s coming from all fronts—economic need, challenges presented by climate change, community-development needs, health and nutrition, food security, reconnecting youth with land, changing understandings of how we use space in urban areas, and a growing desire of Americans for civic engagement and participatory democracy. The past has the ability to inform the present. Review historical case studies, learn about current national policies and models, and discover the future work needed to sustain the Victory Garden model as part of the overall local food movement. Also, learn about urban agriculture and how the local food-systems movement is addressing a wide range of challenges facing Americans today.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010; 6:30–8 PM This lecture is part of the Sustainable Planet: Food Lecture Series. Advance registration recommended. $5 per person Lecture with Rose Hayden-Smith, Ph.D., Director of University of California’s Cooperative Extension, Ventura County, IATP Food and Society Fellow ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Developing Sustainable Foodsheds
Lecture: The panel, resulting from the Developing Sustainable Foodsheds Conference in July 2009, will discuss current issues related to the development of foodsheds in the United States.
Global climate change, competition for use of cropland, population growth, and aging farmers all raise serious questions about our nation’s ability to feed itself over time. Moreover, the relationship between health and diet makes it essential that we focus greater attention on access to healthful, nutritious, and fresh food. Heightened media focus and public interest on food and farming, and a vast network of dynamic community-based organizations reflect that the time for change has arrived. The panel, resulting from the Developing Sustainable Foodsheds Conference in July 2009, will discuss current issues related to the development of foodsheds in the United States. Tuesday, May 4, 2010; 6:30–8 PM This Panel Discussion is part of the Sustainable Planet: Food Lecture Series. Advance registration recommended. $5 per person Panel Discussion with members of Roots of Change, moderated by Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change

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