Local Food as an Economic Recovery Strategy
Date: Nov 14 2012 6:30 pm
Posted October 2012
UW-Madison Soils Building room 270, 1525 Observatory Drive
Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center, will make the case that the emergent and energetic work around local food systems currently being undertaken in communities throughout the U.S. is essential to economic recovery. Moreover, if our society is to remain healthy and avoid the burdensome medical costs associated with food-related disease, we must ensure that people have access to healthy food and the skills to prepare this food safely.
Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. His work integrates market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. As president of Crossroads Resource Center, Meter holds 41 years experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building.
Co-sponsored by CIAS and the FairShare CSA Coalition