Voices from Ithaca’s Farm to Plate Conference
Category: The Big Picture

Voices from Ithaca’s Farm to Plate Conference

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.

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