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2011 Bluegrass Local Foods Summit

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Bluegrass Local Food Summit
          March 22-24 2012 Lexington KY             Crestwood Christian Church, | Map1882 Bellefonte Dr. Lexington KY

Call for Presenter(s) and Papers

Building on the success of the last four years of our Bluegrass Local Food Summit held in Lexington KY we are again planning for another exciting and informative event and hope that you will consider being a part of it. This year we have grown from a 1 day summit to 3 very full days!
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

 Presenters have the opportunity to share their skills and wisdom during the three (3) days. Presenters will be notified by Feb 6.

Papers are being accepted that will be posted on the Summit website and made available as an on-line resource. Papers will be accepted through March 21st and must be (15 pages max) in pdf format.  See our Sustainlex links.

 We are accepting presentation proposals and papers on the following topics:

Day 1 Thursday March 22 (Devoted to elected officials and government staff)                                          Working Group topics: 

     Environmental Stewardship,    Food Waste and Composting,   Agriculture Conservation,          Cultivating Urban Agriculture in City Parks,  Local Legislative Support, Food Policy Council,               Public Health and Food Access Disparities,    Regional Planning

Day 2  Friday March 23                                                                                                                           Working group topics:                                                                                                                                               Food Policy Council,  Climate Change and Food, Sustainable Farming Methods,                                           Farming for Beginners, Urban Agriculture, Growing Appalachia, Faith and Food,                                       Farm to School, Farm to Campus,  Farm to Hospital,  Health and Food Equity,                                                                                                                                   Regional Food Processing             

 Saturday March 24 

1) School Garden Workshop:

2) Homesteading skills workshops:                                                                                                                              Bee Keeping,                                                                                                                                                        Raising Chickens,                                                                                                                                                  Goats in the City,                                                                                                                                       `         Composting,                                                                                                                                                      Planting Fruit Trees,                                                                                                                                          Organic Gardening,                                                                                                                                            Seed Saving/sharing,                                                                                                                                             Healthy Cooking,                                                                                                                                                 Native Plants                                                                                                                                                                   ,

 3) Youth Food and Sustainability Gathering 

 Last year’s presentations can be found at : 2011 Bluegrass Local Food Summit


1. Your information:

First Name: _________________ Last Name: _____________________________________

Organization (Position): ___________________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________City/State//Zip_________________________       Email: _________________________ Phone Number: ______________________                              


1) I wish to provide a paper that will be posted on the Summit web page as a local food resource. ( 
(papers will be reviewed and each person will be notified of acceptance)

2) I wish to present on  (  )Day 1     (   )Day 2     (   )Day3  on the following topic(s):


Presentation topic:___________________________________________________  

Presentation title:___________________________________________________  

Presentation description:___________________________________________________


Presenter Short Bio(s):


Complete the form above and email to:  Jim Embry  embryjim@gmail.com,

Contact info: 

Jim Embry 
 Sustainable Communities Network 

573 Stratford Dr. Lexington, KY 40503 
, embryjim@gmail.com, 859-270-3699







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