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Tri-State Local Food Summit
February 10, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$25
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Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $25 Registration deadline is February 2.
8:30–9am – Registration
9 –9:15 am – Welcome
9:15–10:15 am – Autumn Brown, “Telling a New Story: Race, Food, and Agriculture”
10:15–10:45 am – Networking with Exhibitors
10:45–11:20 am – Devon Hamilton, “Youth Education in the Food System”
11: 20–Noon – Scott Koepke, “Healing Gardens: Soil, Health, and Restorative Justice”
12–1pm – Locally-sourced Lunch
1 –2 pm- Break-Out Sessions
- From Grassroots to Workboots: The Evolution of Convivium Urban Farmstead
- Supporting a Culture of Food Sovereignty
- Advancing Food Justice and Community Health through Donation Gardens.
2–2:15 pm- Networking with Exhibitors
2:15–3 pm – Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of the Food Justice Movement (Open Q & A w/ Plenary Speakers)
Exhibitors include: Wisconsin Farmers Union, Soil Sisters, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, Canticle of Creation Center, Dubuque Rescue Mission, Weston A. Price Foundation, Food, Faith, and Farming Network, Southwest Badger, Driftless Market, Dem Greens, Biodynamic Association, Dubuque Main Street, O’Connell Organic Acres, WW Homestead Dairy, ISU – Extension , Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative, Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm, Hy-Vee , City Girl Farming, and Sinsinawa Mound Book & Gift Gallery
Autumn Brown is a mother, organizer, theologian, artist, and a gifted facilitator, who grounds her work in healing from the trauma of oppression. Autumn brings over 10 years of experience facilitating organizational and strategic development with community-based and movement organizations, and training organizers in Consensus Process, Facilitation, and Racial Justice. She has taught and presented in many places across the country, as well as internationally. She has facilitated with the Slow Food USA, Land Stewardship Project, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, among many others. Autumn is the former Executive Director of the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project, a grassroots Minnesota-based environmental and food justice organization. She lives in the Avon Hills of the great state of Minnesota with her partner, three brilliant children, a large and ridiculous dog, and many birds and other forms of wildlife.
Devon Hamilton is from Leimert Park Los Angeles and recent graduate from UW Madison. He’s a student/community organizer, community cook, and youth educator on social justice and food system related issues. His student work includes years of working on issues around social, racial, and food justice, sexual assault, and coalition building. Professionally, he has received his California Master Gardener certification and has worked for Dane County UW Extension, taught for the PEOPLE Program, and currently serves as the Assistant Policy Director at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. He sits on the boards for the REAP Food Group and Mellowhood Foundation in the Madison community, and his work has been recognized by campus and community institutions, receiving acknowledgments such as the Campus Legacy and Backyard Hero awards.
Scott Koepke is the co-founder and education director of Grow Johnson County. In addition to growing vegetables for local food pantries, he teaches gardening, soil science and life skill classes in 40 schools annually, focusing on alternative education programs and correctional facilities. He serves on the Boards of the Free Lunch Program and the Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research. Scott is a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and a graduate of Iowa State University.