Our next monthly gathering:
Wednesday, July 9th
Politics of the Plate: Speaking Up for a Sustainable Food System
Speaker: Kara (Slaughter) O'Connor, Government Relations Director, Wisconsin Farmers Union
From subsidies for corn and soybeans to ordinances that allow backyard chickens, federal, state, and local laws have a tremendous impact on what food is produced, how it is produced, and what it costs. Where did our food laws come from, and what can we do to change them? Join Wisconsin Farmers Union Government Relations Director Kara O'Connor for a lively discussion about how to advocate for a food system that is healthy for people and the planet.
Wednesday, August 13th
Bringing Coffee Closer to Home
Speaker: Mike Ziegler
Our coffee is grown very far away – to bring its story a little closer to home, come and hear about one person’s experience working the coffee harvest in Chiapas, Mexico. Mike Ziegler will share what he learned during 3 months of living and working in a coffee growing community this past winter; what he learned about the coffee growing process, its environmental and human impact, and what that means for us back here in Milwaukee. Bring your favorite coffee mug!
Save the date (and get ready for the Eat Local Challenge):