New Food Regionalism Lecture Series at University of Minnesota Duluth this Spring

Unless otherwise noted, speaker sessions begin promptly at 3:45 p.m., UMD Library Rotunda (4th Floor).

Thursday, Feb. 3: “The American Good Food Movement: Communities, Health & Social Change,” Maggie Adamek, Terra Soma Consulting

Thursday, Feb. 17: “Assessing the Western Lake Superior Region for Food Localization,” David Abazs, Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agriculture, Univ. of MN; Stacey Stark, UMD , Geography, Director of GIS Lab.

Friday, Feb. 18, 7pm: “Incubating Farm(er)s, Creating the Duluth Community Farm: the Intervale Model,” Travis Marcotte, Executive Director, Intervale Center, Burlington, VT. Location: EPA Conference Room – 6201 Congdon – Duluth, MN 55804 – T: 218-529-5000

Tuesday, March 1: “Community Based Education around Food, Farming, and Gardening,” Angie Miller and Michael Latsch, Seeds of Success; Cree Bradley, Farm Beginnings Program, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association; Sarah Nelson, Duluth Community Garden Program

Thursday, March 31: “Institutionalizing Good Food: the Case of the Univ. of MN Morris,” Sandra Olson Loy, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UM Morris

Thursday, April 7: “Creating Student Centered College and University Gardens: The Case of the Cornercopia Farm,” Courtney Tchida, Student Program Coordinator, MISA, U of MN St. Paul

Friday, April 22: “Growing Power and Growing Food,” Will Allen, Growing Power, Milwaukee, WI, 7 pm: Public Address, UMD Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, April 28: “Food Systems in Healthcare,” Diane Imre, MBA, RD Director of Nutrition Services, Fletcher Allen Healthcare, VT

Thursday, May 5: “Building Food Change in Eau Claire, WI,” Representatives from Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI
(Location T.B.D.)

Parking is available for a nominal fee close to the library at Paylot G, which is off University Drive just south of St. Marie Street. A map can be viewed at

For more information, see or email randel.hanson @

Sponsored by the Sustainable Agriculture Project @ UMD, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota and Institute for Sustainable Future.


Frank C

about 12 years ago

I would love to attend all of the seminars. However, since all of them are during the regular work week and during normal business hours, I will be unable to attend. It would have been informative. Too bad.


about 12 years ago

Not all of the speakers at 345: on Fri, Feb. 18th the talk is at the EPA Center at 7pm; and Will Allen's talk on Fri, April 22nd is also at 7pm

In addition, speakers' talks will be streamed so you will be able to view/listen to them by clicking on the website which will appear a few days after they speak: see

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