Our good friends at Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center are holding their annual Conservation Concert in conjunction with WXPN and they’ve got a great lineup planned, so why not go green by going local, learning something new, and joining the fun!
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While you’re here, check out this video we did as part of our Biodiversity doc:
Biodiversity and Food: Maysies Farm from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.
We’ve been all about making the healthy food, healthy environment connection for years and are delighted to have a segment from one of our GreenWorks programs selected for screening at MiND TV’s upcoming event. The segment from Eat Locally, Think Globally features PA’s own multi-generational Milky Way Farm and the decision to go off chemical based pesticides and fertilizers. It will be online soon, but why not check it out at the screening along with other shorts and follow it up by taking part in a panel discussion with experts on local food and farms.
Here are the details:
The Food Revolution: A Community Screening + Panel Discussion on Local Food
Time: August 18 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut Street
- Opening Reception w/ Light (local!) Refreshments: 6pm
– Brief Introduction, with Musical Performance by Eco-Man: 6:20pm
– Screening: 6:30pm
– Panel Discussion: 7pm
The panel discussion will include:
- Marilyn Anthony, Regional Director, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) / PA Buy Fresh, Buy Local
– Lily Cope, Director, Philly Homegrown
– Mary Seton Corboy, Director, Greensgrow Farms
– Raina Ainslie, Farm Educator, Pennypack Farm & Education Center
– Annmarie Butera, Natural Foods Educator
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We have a whole batch of other farm and food related videos on our YouTube Channel, so take a look and let us know what you think.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is always coming up with new tools to keep our green side on the straight and narrow and they’ve recently released a great new EAT LOCAL Feature that helps anyone find what’s fresh and nearby. You can search right from this Widget, or embed it on your Blog, facebook page, or website.
Another really cool feature is Label Lookups, which helps sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to labeling claims. This one’s also available as an iPhone app, so you can make more informed decisions when you’re shopping, rather than being sucked in by false claims and later regretting your buy…
When you “buy local” you get fresher and tastier food, support small farms, contribute to the regional economy, help protect open space, and prevent huge amount of resources going into packaging, shipping, and marketing.
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