November 19, 2009

Photos: Cornucopia of Local at Outlook Hotel. Ann Cooper, Farmers’ Market.

It’s a lucky week for me: last night, I got to introduce one of my true idols, Lester Brown, overa at CU, and have dinner with him after (though I ran off early to go climb at the Spot Climbing Gym). This Saturday, I’m on a panel with…Ann Cooper, the School Lunch Lady who I first read about in the New Yorker, and saw on Colbert Report…she’s working to bring back cooking and real food to schools across the nation. Next month, along with Kimbal Musk of One Riot, Tesla, The Kitchen and Dave Kingsbury of Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Bcycles, Ann will appear on our Walk the Talk Show at Naropa University.

In Boulder? Come Saturday, it’ll be fun, and spread the word if so inspired. Not in Boulder? I’ll post photos, video of Ann and I, and report. ~ed.

Cornucopia of Local

Saturday, Nov 21 9:00a to 3:00p
at Boulder Outlook Hotel, Boulder, CO

Cornucopia of Local is an indoor/outdoor Farmer’s Market featuring more than 30 local farmers and vendors, presentations on eating local, displays, live music, and fun! Join the delicious fun at this free community event. Boulder Independent Business Alliance is a sponsor of this annual celebration of our local farmers. Cornucopia of Local is part of a national effort to educate folks on the importance of helping sustain the uniqueness our local businesses provide to Boulder County. Talk with local farmers, watch food demonstrations, sample fresh food and celebrate with live music. Come ready to shop and learn at Cornucopia of Local, a festive Boulder Farmer’s Market!

Cornucopia of Local Panels – Schedule – 11.21.09

11am – Eat and Grow Local; Food, Environment, and Wellness

Catherine Harley – Personal Family Farmers
Topic: The Square Foot Garden Method makes it is easy to grow your own produce

Kipp Nash – Community Roots

Topic:  Neighborhood Supported Agriculture Model in suburban communities

Meg Cattell, PhD –  Veterinarian and the co-owner of Windsor Dairy Organic Farm

Topic:  Creating positive changes in environment, local food, and your health
Indira Gupta, MSW – food to connect personal to planetary wellness, sustainability & Ayurveda

Topic:  Ayurveda; homemade yogurt, ghee, and Indian Cheese for your personal wellness
Vijay Gupta, PhD – Professor of hydrology at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Topic:  Fundamental relationships between water, agriculture, and climate change

Noon – Beekeeping, Backyard Chickens, and Permaculture

Tom Theobald – Niwot Honey Farm

Topic:  Impact of honeybees (or their absence) on the viability of local food production

Barbara Mueser – The Garden Muse

Topic:  Permaculture at Home – Design your home garden and practice being sustainable

Mary Young – Neighborhood Activist and Member of the City of Boulder’s Planning Board

Topic:  Urban Hens with University of Colorado; designed & constructed many backyard coops

1pm – Transitioning to Local Food – Why & How

Michael Brownlee – Co-founder of Transition Colorado; Catalyst for Relocalization

Topic:  Transitioning from an oil-based industrial model to a localized model

Shanan Olson – Part Owner; Abbondanza Organic Seeds and Produce

Topic:  CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

2pm – Living Locally – Supporting Local

Ann Cooper – Boulder Valley Public Schools; Chef, Author; Lunchbox.org

Topic: How local food plays a role in the district’s new food system

Ravi Dykema –Boulder Independent Business Alliance Board President; Publisher, Nexus Journal

Topic: Locally owned independent businesses impact on our economy and our community

Waylon Lewis – Editor, elephantjournal.com. Host: Walk the Talk Show

Topic: Why “local” is the old-fashioned, timeless, modern key to resilient business communities

Eladia Rivera – Boulder Public Library; resources

Topic: Free resource supports citizenry and local business involved in green pursuits

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