Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wesfresh Lecture: Closing the Food Gap

The WesFRESH Speaker Series on Food & Sustainability Presents

Mark Winne

Former Executive Director of the Hartford Food System and author of "Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty"

Tuesday, Sept. 28th
Lunch 12pm, Lecture 12.30
Usdan University Center, Wesleyan University Room 108
Homemade lunch using Connecticut produce will be served!
Bring plate and utensils!
From 1979 to 2003, Mark Winne was the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, a private non-profit agency that works on food and hunger issues in the Hartford, Connecticut area. During his tenure with HFS, Mark organized community self-help food projects that assisted the city’s lower income and elderly residents. Mark’s work with the Food System included the development of commercial food businesses, Connecticut’s Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, farmers’ markets, a 25-acre community supported agriculture farm, a food bank, food and nutrition education programs, and a neighborhood supermarket. Mark is a co-founder of a number of food and agriculture policy groups including the City of Hartford Food Policy Commission, the Connecticut Food Policy Council, End Hunger Connecticut!, and the national Community Food Security Coalition.

Interested in food politics? Join WesFRESH- Wesleyan Students for Real, Ethical, Sustainable, Habits
Email Sophie at sackoff@wesleyan.edu for more info!

Sponsored by: WesFRESH, First Year Matters, and Usdan Common Connections

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