Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Panel Discussion on the Impact of Local Farms Planned

MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organizaton) is hosting a panel discussion on the impact of local farms and the creation of a sustainable food system. This event will be to discuss and celebrate the creation of the Bergen County Educational Farm at Saddle River County Park in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The mission of this community farm will be to provide educational organic farming programs, opportunities for creative sustainability innovation, as well as inspire a value for growing nutritious organic produce.
Monday, March 10, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Trustees Pavilion
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ
This discussion will be led by panelists including:
Eric Fuchs-Stengel: MEVO Executive Director, 2013 New Jersey Environmentalist of the Year, NYU Gallatin Class of 2014
Carolyn Dimitri: Associate Professor of Food Studies, NYU Steinhardt
Jack Daly: Adjunct professor of Sustainability and Economics, Ramapo College
Andrew Faust: Permaculture Designer and Founder of The Center for Bioregional Living
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. Please Click Here to register for the event.

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