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Lyceum: Abundance and Scarcity: The Tangled Web of Food Systems
March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Abundance and Scarcity:
The Tangled Web of Food Systems
Food systems can have a negative or positive impact on the environment, our bodies, our communities and the other sentient creatures we share our earth with. On one hand, food systems should ensure food security and improved nutrition, and they can achieve other social, economic or environmental goals. But there is also the harsh reality of food scarcity and insecurity in our communities. As food consumers, we each have an opportunity to impact our food system. During this talk you will get to know our Adirondack food system and your role in it.
SPEAKER: Racey Henderson is an entrepreneur and consultant who has her hands in the dirt. Her family owns and runs Reber Rock Farm in Essex, NY, a diversified grass-based livestock and maple farm. She is active in local food system advocacy in the Adirondacks, and is co-founder of a small craft business, Ndara, based in the Central African Republic. She has worked for the UN, the US government and many international non-governmental organizations and is an Essex County Farm Bureau board member.
The Winter 2021 Lyceum lectures will be presented via Zoom. You can access them through your computer, smartphone, or by dialing in on a regular phone (audio only). You must register IN ADVANCE so we can email you the Zoom link. You can register for the entire series or for an individual lecture. We will record the lectures and make them available later if you can’t watch them live.