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Have you signed up for any of the sessions scheduled before the Community Food Summit? There’s plenty to choose from. The one that caught my eye is the Regenerative Farm Tour on Sunday Oct. 2. Regenerating is a good thing to do on a weekend, to clear out big city craziness at various farms, big and small, both urban and rural.

Tour guide Corinna Moebius will visit The Farm at Verde Gardens, Frank Macaluso’s Edible Yard, Yve Rose’s Backyard Food Forest, and Muriel’s Little River Market Garden. The tour runs from 9 am to 3 pm and costs $45.

Included is a stop at Possum Trot Tropical Fruit Nursery, where Robert Barnum, the Cantankerous Chef, will prepare a delicious vegetarian lunch. He’s using as much farm raised and local food as possible. The menu includes:

  • drink made with cas guava
  • vegetable casserole with okra, cabbage, squash, zucchini, tomato sauce (made from Teena’s Pride heirloom tomatoes), betel leaf, topped with Hani’s organic goat cheese
  • fresh fruit platter including monstera, jakfruit and carambola
  • Sem Chi organic rice (grown in Belle Glade FL)
  • carambola pie
  • homemade tropical fruit wine (optional)

Register here for the tour and lunch.

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Earth Learning is presenting a series of workshops and seminars that lead up to the Second Community Food Summit. These events will bring in recognized activists and skilled practitioners to work with our community leaders as well as engage public audiences.

The Path to the Summit will be organized around six perspectives : Healthy People, Resilient Communities, Justice and Fairness, Sustainable Ecosystems, Vibrant Farms, and Thriving Local Economies.

Thursday, September 29th
8:00 am to Noon: “Local Plus” Food Access for All (Healthy People)
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Enabling Local Food (Resilient Communities)
6:30 – 9:30 pm: Re-Setting the Table, Toward Food Justice (Justice and Fairness)

Friday, September 30th
8:00 am – Noon: Sustainable Agriculture for All (Justice and Fairness)
6:00 – 9:30 PM: Carbon Farming: An Appetizing Strategy for Ecosystem Restoration and Climate Change (Sustainable Ecosystems)

Saturday, October 1st
3:00 – 7:00 PM: The New Agrarians: Growing Food Everywhere (Vibrant Farms)
7:00 – 10:00 PM: Greenhorns Film Screening & Potluck

Sunday, October 2nd
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Regenerative Farm Tour
4:00 – 8:00 PM: Miami’s Local Food Scene: Dine-Around Midtown

Monday, October 3rd
8 am – Noon: Slow Money Workshop
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Leading the Transition to a Local Food Economy

For detailed information on the pre-Summit workshops, along with registration and locations, go to the Earth Learning web site.

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Join Earth Learning at the Second Greater Everglades Community Food Summit to envision and design a local food system in southern Florida that is vibrant, healthy, just, sustainable and resilient.

This Summit will include a who’s who of local food professionals, activists and enthusiasts from southern Florida, providing an unprecedented networking and partnership-building opportunity for all seeking to advance the passion for South Florida’s year round bounty of local foods. Be an active participant!

Keynote speakers are Woody Tasch of Slow Money, and Michael Brownlee of Transition Colorado.

Participants will:
* Interact with presenters on the leading-edge of the local food movement
* Share the State of the Foodshed report, highlighting our progress to date and highlighting local success stories
* Develop a shared vision and an Action Plan to move forward this vision
* Identify opportunities to enhance the production, processing, storage, distribution, marketing, and consumption of foods sustainably grown in the Greater Everglades bioregion
* Network and build relationships

When:
Tuesday, October 4 2011, 8 am – 6:00 pm
through Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8 am – 4:30 pm

Registration:
Early Pricing $80 ends Sept. 23rd — Regular price $95
(including breakfast and lunch both days)
Register at the Earth Learning web site

Location:
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Building 3, Room 3210
Miami, FL 33132

If you have any questions about the event or how to register please feel free to contact Cat McLean, events@earth-learning.org , 786-233-2784

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