Local Food Summits Provide Connection, Engagement

Local food focused conferences and summits are a great opportunity for seasoned food systems practitioners and budding local food enthusiasts to learn, connect and get inspired toward positive action. In southeast Michigan, two upcoming Local Food Summits provide unique opportunities for engagement and education:

Greater Washtenaw Local Food Summit (LFS)

Monday, March 9th 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College

The Greater Washtenaw Local Food Summit seeks to facilitate learning, connection, and opportunities for direct action for new and well-seasoned members of the local community.

Key Highlights:

• Leah Penniman, activist/farmer/mother/entrepreneur and author of Farming While Black, will deliver the afternoon keynote.

• Six breakout sessions on everything from equity and Ann Arbor’s carbon commission to sliding scale CSAs and livestock care. 

• Registration is on a sliding scale ($15 – $50)

Learn more and register at: https://www.localfoodsummit.org/

Detroit Food 2020 Summit

Thursday, March 12th – Friday, March 13th
Taubman Center for Design Education, College For Creative Studies

The Detroit Food 2020 Summit looks with intention toward what Detroit Food could, should, and will be in “Visions of a Food Future.”

Key Highlights:

Howard Conyers, rocket scientist/BBQ pitmaster/cultural food educator, is Friday morning’s keynote speaker.

• Tracks at the summit include Food Policy, Food Waste, Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community, and the Future of Food

Registration is on a sliding scale ($30 – $160)

Learn more and register at: https://detroitfoodpolicycouncil.net/events/detroit-food-2020

Other Local Food Summits coming up that we missed? Let Emma know at [email protected]