Thursday, October 21, 2010

Local Food and Fiber Fair at Cornell on 11/18/10


The 2nd annual Local Food and Fiber Fair @ Cornell will take place on Thursday, November 18th, 1-7pm,  in the lobby of Albert R. Mann Library.
The fair’s goal is to build connections and raise awareness about the variety of activities on- and off-campus related to sustainable agriculture and food systems, and their links to healthy and resilient individuals, families and communities.
The day’s program will include:
  • Lightning Presentations and Networking, 1-2pm, Room 102 -Participating presenters will share brief descriptions of their work and activities in supporting sustainable agriculture, food systems, rural economies, and community nutrition.
  • Food & Fiber Fair, 2:30-6pm, Mann Lobby -An open market that celebrates the bounty of the Ithaca area, featuring displays by Cornell and Ithaca-area programs that support sustainable local agricultural systems and healthy nutrition as well as local vendors offering a wide array of fresh, locally produced vegetables, cheeses, honey, wool and other fiber products and more.
  • Film showing, A Farm for the Future, 6-7:30 pm, Room 102 -The New World Agriculture and Ecology Group and the Cornell Gourmet Club will be hosting a showing of the acclaimed BBC production exploring strategies for sustainable farming in a post-peak oil world. Discussion to follow....and local popcorn served!
The fair is co-sponsored by Mann Library, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, the Cornell Small Farms Program and the Cornell Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
Mann Library is located on the Ag Quad of the Cornell University campus, just off Tower Road. For more information about the fair or to register for a table and/or participation in the lightning presentations, please contact Jeff Piestrak, or visit where our Local & Regional Food Systems Reference Guide is also available. It compiles a wide variety of information resources related to food and agricultural systems, including those at Cornell.

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