Municipal Local Food Seminar
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:30-1 pm
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center Fall River
With droughts and increasingly uncertain food supplies and prices, food security is becoming an important issue for all regions of the globe. Luckily, Southeastern Massachusetts has an abundance of fertile soils, though not all available plots are being cultivated, and many that once were lost their markets to large industrial farming and international produce trade.
Join us for the fourth in our series of Municipal Sustainability Seminars as we discuss how to bring food production back to local plots by encouraging local agriculture, the growth of community and urban gardens, edible schoolyards, and neighborhood mini-farms.
Find out about what your neighbors are doing and how to draft by-laws that support local food production. Learn about new rules and possibilities for organic waste.
MDAR Director Greg Watson will kick off this interactive session.
Also on the agenda is a discussion with Rep. Paul Schmid, Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture and Bridget Alexander, Executive Director of SEMAP as well as panel presentations by local farmers and officials.
Lunch provided by not your average Joe's.