Local farms have served communities for generations providing high quality food and a living representation of history. But in the year 2014 what are the roles of local farms and local food and how if at all do they create a sustainable world?
Join us to learn about the roles of local farms and foods, challenges and misconceptions of sustainable food systems, and how higher education supports the creation of a sustainable future. You'll hear about the mission and creation of the Bergen County Educational Farm and how this farm will provide a number of resources for Northern NJ residents including educational field trips for schools, research opportunities for colleges, horticultural therapy for people with disabilities, community workshops, and more.
Hosted by the NYU Office of Alumni Relations, NYU Gallatin Alumni Relations and MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.)
Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel Executive Director of MEVO, NYU Gallatin Class of 2014, 2013 New Jersey Environmentalist of the Year
Carolyn Dimitri Associate Professor of Food Studies, NYU Steinhardt, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Jack Daly Farmer and Adjunct Professor of Sustainability and Economics, Ramapo College
Andrew Faust Permaculture Designer and Founder of The Center for Bioregional Living