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Jamaica Plain Forum Hosts a Community Conversation about the New England Food Vision

On Wednesday October 8, one hundred people gathered at a church in Jamaica Plain, MA, to consider: Can New England Feed Itself?

The answer is yes, New England can feed itself – halfway.

If you want to learn more, see photos from the event, or listen to audio, including How Farming is Like BaseballWhat's in a Fish Stick? and Is 50% Enough?, please visit the New England New Economy Transition's blog.

 Can New England Feed Itself?:  A “New England Food Vision” with Professor Brian Donahue and Friends

Wednesday, Oct 8th, 7-8:30pm

First Church JP, 6 Eliot St

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What does it mean to “buy local”? What’s our vision for supporting local farmers and fishers, engaging in sustainable agriculture and fisheries, and changing our broken food system?

Join Professor Brian Donahue of Brandeis University for a presentation of A New England Food Vision, a collaborative report that considers the future of our region. The Vision calls for New England to reach a bold goal of producing at least 50% of our food by 2060 – food that will be clean, fair, just, and accessible for all.

Incorporating more than three years of collaborative research and input from hundreds of voices throughout New England, A New England Food Vision imagines a future in which food nourishes a social, economic, and environmental landscape that supports a high quality of life for everyone, including generations to come

A panel of experts will respond with additional reflections about food justice, challenges for new food producers, and the state of our land and ocean resources, including:

Karen Spiller - Network Team member of Food Solutions New England and former director of Boston Collaborative of Food and Fitness

Eva Agudelo - National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Brett Tolley - Community Organizer, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance

There will then be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. Bring your questions!

Co-Sponsored by Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness.