Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12-1PM
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Room WCC 3019
Local foods initiatives have erupted in every state of the U.S. in recent years with surprising force and determination. Yet building these community-based networks is often treacherous, amidst a food system that can deliver food products from thousands of miles away at low cost, but displaces long-term costs onto future generations. How are local food efforts building community assets and public health? What will be required for these localized food efforts to sustain themselves? What strategies are creating the most transformation in food trade?
Ken Meter, one of the foremost food system analysts in the U.S., has 44 years of experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building. His presentation will address each of these issues by drawing upon research, first-hand interviews with seasoned practitioners, and insightful analysis drawn from working in community settings in inner-city, rural, and suburban communities.