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Changing the Way We Eat: A TEDx Viewing Party

Feb 26, 2015 09:48PM
TEDx Manhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”, is a one-day conference featuring a dynamic and diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Clarendon.

Though the main TEDx event will be taking place in New York City, local participants will gather together with local food experts to speak during breaks in the webcast, including Pam Hess of the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Amos Desjardins, an ultra-marathoner who ran 500 miles in Virginia to raise hunger and food insecurity, Tom McDougall of 4P Foods, who believes that businesses have the ability and the responsibility to use their economic engines to drive real, lasting positive social change, Zach Lester of Tree and Leaf Farm, a food visionary, farmer and lover of all things related to soil (in honor of 2015 being declared the Year of Soils by the U.N. General Assembly) and Elizabeth O'Connell of Green America who will talk about the hidden labor costs in the food we eat that is grown both internationally and domestically.

Local food entrepreneurs, including Fruitcycle and Urban+Ade by Evensong Farm, have donatee snacks and beverages. Local favorite, Sweetgreen, will be providing salad for the first 100 people who register. All are requested to register to attend prior to the event.

Location: Phoenix Condominiums, 1020 Highland St, Clarendon. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/TEDxMan_RSVP.

 

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