This year's forum will once again be hosted by Daemen College. We look forward to an eventful weekend exploring many food-related issues from soil quality to the impact of food on our individual bodies as well as the entire earth.
Friday evening will feature the documentary “Cesar Chavez,” followed by Q&A with Arturo Rodriguez, current president of the Farm Workers Union and the son-in-law of Cesar Chavez. Saturday will feature two speakers: Arturo Rodriguez in the morning and Linda Black Elk, ethnobotanist and restoration ecologist, in the afternoon, as well as multiple workshops, vendors, informational tables and entertainment.
Daemen's Hallmark Executive Chef Robert Ruiz will prepare a locally grown, organic, vegetarian lunch. Produce is donated by our local organic farmers and each year Chef Ruiz and staff create a culinary delight! Recipes are downloadable from our web site.
The event culminates with a celebration of music by Sol Y Sombra, cider and social activity. A great time to relax with friends, network, and check out vendors and informational tables, raffle baskets, seed exchange and door prize.
Ticket prices are: $10 - $35 (students pre-registered & with ID are free). Includes all meals. Financial assistance is available.
For more information: http://worldonyourplate.org/ or 716-741-8815. Written correspondence and checks can be sent to WOYP, in care of Riverside-Salem UCC, POB 207, Grand Island, NY 14072.