5th Day Louisville

June 3-7: Sustainability and Energy – KY

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Friday, June 7th Big questions: What is the definition of sustainability? What does a sustainable food system look like? How do we sustainably interact with our food? Sites visits: Bernheim Forest & Arboretum, University of Louisville Guest Speaker: Claude Stephens, Brian Barnes Reading: Chapters 1-4 of Rebuilding the FoodShed (RFS)- How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems by Philip Ackerman-Leist



June 10-14: Ecology – KY

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Monday, June 10th Big questions: What is the true ecological impact of modern agriculture? How do we feed 9 billion people in 2050 and still respect local ecosystems? What does an agricultural system that respects nature look like? How can we harness biomimicry to promote sustainable agriculture? Site visit: Canoeing on the Ohio River Guest speakers: David Wicks and Russ Barnett Reading: RFS Chapters – 5 & 8   FW Talk 7-8pm– with Justin Mog



June 17-21: Local Economy – KY

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Friday, June 21 FW Talk 10-11 am with Ivor Chodkowski and Monty Fischer Big questions: What are the obstacles in creating a local food economy? Where has there been success and why has it occurred there? How does a local food economy benefit and harm members of the community? Afternoon observations at various sites: Grasshoppers, The Root Cellar, Nord’s Bakery, Rainbow Blossom, Blue Dog Bakery Reading: RFS Chapters 9 & 10. Opt: Ben Hewitt, The Town that food saved: http://benhewitt.net/



June 24-28: Food Safety – KY

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Thursday, June 27th * Note: Deadline for submission of Individual Directed Investigation Big questions: Should we trust our food? What happens when trust fails? Is our food safe for use to consume? If we are what we eat, what are we? Site visits: Louisville Metro Hall, hog processing plant, Clifton Community Garden Guest Speaker: Mayor Greg Fischer, Health Professional TBA Reading: Watch:  Marion Nestle piece: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ Local Reading (optional): Consider the Lobster- David Foster Wallace Watch:  http://www.whas11.com/news/iteam/Invesitgation-reveals-food-safety-concerns-police-working-to-crack-down-175849511.html http://www.fw.ky.gov/fishadvisory.asp    



July 1-5: Food Policy, Security, and Creating a More Resilient Food System – KY

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Tuesday, July 2 Big questions: What does it mean to be “food secure”? In a world of global interdependence, how can our food security be threatened? How do we create a more resilient food system? How can we encourage the creation of food secure households? Site visits: Dare to Care Food Bank, New Roots Guest Speaker: Stan Siegwald, Karyn Moskowitz Reading: RFS Chapter 6 Local Reading (required): The State of Food: A Snapshot of Food Access in Louisville FW Talk – 2-4 pm with Chuck Ross  […]



July 8-12: Individual Food Challenge -KY

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Week of July 8th Big questions: How does your site connect to the larger food system? How can your investigation result in a positive change for the community? Where can you connect your investigation to the food system at a higher degree to improve effectiveness? Monday, July 8 – 7-8 pm FW Talk – Local Food Challenge – Bill McKibben & Phillip Ackerman–Leist



July 15-19: Equity – KY

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Monday, July 15 Big questions: What is the definition of “food equity?” What are the populations that suffer from food inequality and how is it manifested? What are the long term consequences and impacts of food inequality? Site visit: People’s Garden Guest Speaker:  Valerie Magnuson Reading: RFS Chapters 7 Watch: Food + Justice = Democracy: LaDonna Redmond at TEDx Manhattan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZfSuz-Hu8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdh_wcCX0W0. Local: Fat City– Louisville Magazine FW Talk 7-8 pm – Equity & Diversity with Attica Scott



July 22-26: Education – KY

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Tuesday, July 23 Big questions: What should food education look like? What are the impacts of having a food ignorant generation? Are you food enlightened? Site visits: Fern Creek High School, JCPS Nutrition Service Center Guest Speaker:  Julia Bauscher or Martha Dysart Reading: RFS Chapter 12 Local Reading (optional): Edible Louisville- Agriculture 101 by Mary Berry Smith



July 29-August 2: Bridging the Divides – KY

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Friday, August 2nd – 9 am FW Talk with John Elder, Ted talk-style presentations from interns How does your site connect to the larger food system? How can your investigation result in a positive change for the community? Where can you connect your investigation to the food system at a higher degree to improve effectiveness? Reading: RFS Part 3: New Directions