Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Food for thought

If you're up for more cerebral activities this weekend, how about taking part in a forum looking at ways that we can continue America’s legacy of independent farmers and fresh, healthy food in the 21st century?

Food for Thought - Food for the Future Series: Climate Change, Agriculture, & Community Planning, a forum for community leaders, farmers, and local officials in the Hudson Valley takes place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the beautiful Glynwood Center in Cold Spring. Advance registration is required, which you can do by calling Anita Barber at 845-265-3338 or by sending her an e-mail at atabarber@glynwood.org

Speakers and participants will discuss the impacts of climate change on agriculture in the Hudson Valley, and ways that community planning can help mitigate these changes. The featured speakers are Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, a NASA scientist and leading climate change expert, and Joel Russell, a nationally known community planner and land use lawyer. In addition, several Hudson Valley farmers will share their experiences with climate change and the steps they are taking to deal with its effects.

Workshop fee is $35 for general public, and $15 for farmers; it includes light
breakfast (9:30 - 10:00) and lunch. (Please arrive at 9:30 so you have time to park and sign-in.)

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