This weekend, the University of Mississippi hosts the 4th Annual Sustainable Living Conference and Food Summit. From the conference wesbite:
How do we get healthy food to Mississippians from the field to the table? Policy makers and producers, join a public that is demanding healthy options. Meet author, food activist, and community organizer Mark Winne, Friday's keynote speaker. Saturday is full of the hands-on and instructional sessions in four strands: Nourishing Kitchen, Home Grown, Smart Living, and Make and Take. We have an amazing line-up of presenters and an exciting keynote speaker, Mary Berry, daughter of the world renowned Wendell Berry. Stay Sunday for one of two Field Trips: Farm and Garden, or Home and Health, where you will get to experience real-life examples of sustainable living.
Our lead oral historian Amy C. Evans is scheduled to present on Friday, March 1, as part of a session entitled "Models & Innovations: Invigorating Local and Regional Economies", during which she will highlight some of the fieldwork she's collected in the Mississippi Delta.
Go here to view the schedule of events and to register.
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