Friday, October 26, 2007

bloomington local food panel discussion

thanks to christine for passing this on. i'll be there! Local Food, Eating with Values – Panel Discussion The Green Sanctuary Task Force on Global Climate Change of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington is hosting a panel discussion entitled "Local Food, Eating with Values". The discussion will take place on Sunday, October 28 from 6:15 – 7:45 pm in the Meeting Room of the UU Church, 2120 North Fee Lane. The expert panel will compare sustainable models of agriculture to the agri-industrial model, discuss the benefits of eating locally and provide advice on how to buy local food through out the year. Through the discussion, panelists will help attendees answer Michael Pollan’s important question from his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, "What should we have for dinner?". Attendees will have the opportunity to join in the discussion with 45 minutes dedicated to a question/answer session. The panelists are Marti Crouch, Christine Barbour and Teresa Birtles. · Marti Crouch is a consultant on relationships between biotechnology, agriculture and the environment. She received her Ph.D. in plant developmental biology from Yale University and taught courses at IU on many aspects of botany. · Christine Barbour teaches political science at IU and is a food writer and photographer. She is co-director of Slow Food Bloomington. · Teresa Birtles, with her three daughters, grows fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs and cut flowers for sale at Market, area restaurants, grocery stores and a CSA (community supported agriculture) group. She is an active member of the Local Growers Guild, Slow Food Bloomington and the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Advisory Council. The Green Sanctuary Task Force on Global Climate Change promotes mindful, earth-centered living in an effort to encourage individuals and institutions to take positive steps toward reducing their carbon emissions. For more information contact Marcia Veldman at (812) 988-4956 or

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