16th Annual World On Your Plate: FOOD, NUTRITION, THE ENVIRONMENT, FARMING AND POLITICS.
Keynote speakers, panel discussion (Friday), and breakout workshops.
Sarah Sorci’s Break Out Session:
A Nourishing Harvest: Toxin-Aware Gardening and Foraging in WNY
Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci has received many questions about safe harvest in a contaminated culture. "My lawn hasn't been sprayed in 3 years; is it safe to harvest there?" "Which compost brands are safe to buy?" "Does this park spray herbicides on medicinal/edible invasives, like garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed?" These questions inspired A Nourishing Harvest, a Patreon project offering monthly articles exploring these questions. In this talk, Sarah will share insights and stories that have impacted her the most thus far.
This year's featured speaker is nationally acclaimed John DeGraaf, author, filmmaker, speaker and activist with a mission to help create a happy, healthy and sustainable quality of life for America. In addition, Walter Simpson will present to the group. Walter is an energy professional and environmental educator who served for 26 years as Energy Officer at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). At UB, he led a nationally recognized campus energy conservation program credited with over $100 million in savings. He also founded and directed the UB Green Office, UB’s environmental sustainability office, and taught many college-level energy and environmental courses. For more info, schedule, and to see past events visit http://worldonyourplate.org