In this photo, participants of the Ithaca’s first “Farm to Plate Conference” were learning how to grow mushrooms. It was just one of the many sessions offering participants a chance to “Unite to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable and Just Local Food System.” The two-day conference was organized by the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the Food, Agroecology, Justice and Well-being Collective at Cornell, and Roots Rising Farm.
At the conference, I spoke with participants and organizers, including Damon Brangman, Bobby J Smith II, and Karen Washington, about their concerns about the food system and possible solutions. To hear a few of these voices in our Hot Potato Press radio collaboration with WRFI, listen to WRFI’s Katelyn Harrop:
Did you attend? Share your experience in the comments below.
Photo by Jamie Love.