I was sorta waiting for someone more "official" than me to post this, but they didn't, so...Tomorrow is the Brooklyn Food Conference, which will be held at John Jay High School, PS 321, and the Old Stone House/JJ Byrne/Washington Park.
From the website:
Co-sponsored by the Park Slope Food Coop (PSFC), World Hunger Year, Caribbean Women’s Health Association (CWHA), Brooklyn Rescue Mission and Brooklyn’s Bounty, this one-day, Brooklyn-wide conference will educate Brooklynites about what we at the grass roots can do to address our broken global food system. Why do we have food shortages and skyrocketing prices? How are high rates of obesity and diabetes related to cheap prices for corn, sugar, and other subsidized commodities produced by agribusiness and added to our food by big food manufacturers? We’ll learn how the food system impacts social justice, human health, and environmental sustainability. We’ll also discover local, regional, national, and international organizations working to change the system by providing healthy, environmentally sustainable food and protecting those who produce it.
You can find out more here: http://brooklynfoodconference.org/
. Great speakers, awesome food, puppets, a bus, and worms!