Crown Plaza Hotel Rooms

Group Block Code:  LFS

Group Reservations Link:  Local Food Summit Booking Link

Conference Agenda

Local_Food_Summit on-line registration and payment

Workshops and


Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
School Garden Workshop   
Sustainable Living Workshops
Youth Gathering

Sponsors Benefits
Sponsors Registration


2011 Bluegrass Local Foods Summit

2011 Bluegrass Local Food Summit Presentations and handout materials

2008 Local Food Summit

Bluegrass LocalFood Summit
        March 21-23 2013 Lexington KY             

Crestwood Christian Church, | Map1882 Bellefonte Dr. Lexington KY

 To find us on the map, click here.

Purpose: We convene farmers, statewide government and business leadership, educators, chefs,  faith members, community activists and all concerned citizens to promote the health and well-being of children, families, farms, local economies and the environment by increasing access to locally grown and processed food in schools, hospitals, restaurants, institutions, groceries, food pantries and by supporting food and garden-based education in Kentucky."

The Bluegrass Local Food Summit serves as a place to celebrate food, learn from each other, and develop common understandings about the links between food, health, the environment, and local economies.

2013 Bluegrass Local Food Summit Outline:

Thursday March 21 devoted to the development of regional food systems

Friday March 22 speakers and workshops: Farm to School/Institution, Food Policy Council, Climate Change and Food, Sustainable Farming Methods, Faith and Food, Food Justice/Health Disparity, Food Sovereignty,

Saturday March 23  1) School Garden Workshop  ; 2) Sustainable Living-Workshops : Raising Bees/Chickens/Goats, Composting, Organic Gardening, Rain Gardens, Healthy Cooking, Edible Lawns 3)  Youth Gathering  on Food and Sustainability- workshops, presentations, work projects, tours led by youth.

Tuesday March 26  6-9pm free film screening of Soul Food Junkies  Central Public Library Theater. 

Sustainable Communities Network sustainlex.org, embryjim@gmail.com, 859-270-3699


Contact info:

Jim Embry

 Sustainable Communities Network

PO Box 4422 Lexington, KY 40544

http://sustainlex.org/, embryjim@gmail.com, 859-270-3699







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Community Garden Tour Report

Gardening with Class

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Farm to School

School gardens

Food and Sacred Earth Connections

Religion and Environment

Profile of Food Policy Councils by State

interactive map of food policy councils