Localizing Our Food Supply Event

How Shifting to Local Foods Increases the Reliability of Our Food System
. . . and Builds Stronger, More Resilient Communities

Michael Brownlee & Lynette Marie Hanthorn
(Co-founders of Local Food Shift Group in Boulder, CO)

Monday, November 18, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street

Across the nation, a robust and inspiring local food movement is gaining momentum but faces critical challenges of overwhelming demand, limited production capacity, lack of infrastructure, and limited access to capital. Meanwhile, as the unsustainability of the industrialized corporate food system becomes increasingly evident, a global food crisis threatens to land on our own shores. Our communities are food insecure.

The presentation will address these key questions: What is the role of food localization in building community resilience and self-reliance? How can food localization address the challenges of fossil fuel depletion, climate change and economic decline? How can ‘SlowMoney’ be a catalyst for food localization as economic development? What are the most promising strategies, tools, processes and pathways for localizing our food systems? The session will explore the process by which a regional food system can be localized, with on-the-ground examples including what’s happening in Colorado’s Front Range Foodshed.

Local Food Shift Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community resilience and self-reliance through localizing the food supply. The publisher of the regional magazine, Thinking Like a Foodshed, Local Food Shift Group was formerly known as “Transition Colorado”—the first officially-recognized “Transition Initiative” in North America. Visit the website: LocalFoodShift.com

Click HERE to look at a map of the Lincoln and Omaha local foodsheds.

Sponsored by the Unitarian Church Social Justice Committee, Nebraskans for Peace & Transition Omaha

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