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Center for Sustainable Community Development

The Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) at UMD

The Food Seminar

New Food Regionalism

(link to poster)

 Public Speaker Series

Spring 2011, University of Minnesota, Duluth


Sponsored by the Sustainable Agriculture Project@UMD, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, and Institute for Sustainable Future

Thursday, February 3:  “The American Good Food Movement: Communities, Health & Social &Change” Maggie Adamek, Terra Soma Consulting


Thursday, February 17:  “Assessing the Western Lake Superior Region for Food Localization”

David Abazs, Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agriculture, Univ. of MN

Stacey Stark, UMD , Geography, Director of GIS Lab.


Friday, February 18, 7:00pm: “Incubating Farm(er)s, Creating the Duluth Community Farm: the Intervale Model”

Travis Marcotte, Executive Director, Intervale Center, Burlington, VT

Location: EPA Conference Room - 6201 Congdon - Duluth, MN 55804 - T: 218-529-5000


Tuesday, March 1: “Community Based Education around Food, Farming, and Gardening”

Angie Miller and Michael Latsch, Seeds of Success

Cree Bradley, Farm Beginnings Program, Lake Superior Sustainable Faming Association  Sarah Nelson, Duluth Community Garden Program



Thursday, March 31: “Institutionalizing Good Food: the Case of the Univ. of MN Morris”

Sandra Olson Loy, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UM Morris


Thursday, April 7: “Creating Student Centered College and University Gardens:

The Case of the Cornercopia Farm:”

Courtney Tchida, Student Program Coordinator, MISA, U of MN St. Paul


Friday, April 22: “Growing Power and Growing Food”

Will Allen, GROWING POWER, Milwaukee, WI

7:00 pm: Public Address, UMD Kirby Ballroom


Thursday, April 28: “Food Systems in Healthcare”

Diane Imre, MBA, RD Director of Nutrition Services, Fletcher Allen Healthcare, VT


Thursday, May 5 : “Building Food Change in Eau Claire, WI”

Representatives from Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI

(Location T.B.D.)


Unless otherwise noted, Speaker sessions begin promptly at 3:45pm,

UMD Library Rotunda (4th Floor)

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 Parking is available for a nominal fee close to the library at Paylot G, which is off University Drive just south of St. Marie Street.  A map can be viewed at the following website:




For further information or a copy of this schedule, contact or 218-349-2956

Speaker Series funded by Institute for Advanced Study, Univ. of Minnesota