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Food Events 2016-2017

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Fall 2016 Events
September 14, 2016 Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership Lunch Seminar Featuring Food Cowboy: Strategies to Reduce Food Waste & Mitigate Hunger

Noon-1:15 pm, Room 250, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

With Barbara Cohen and Roger Gordon, Founders of Food Cowboy, moderated By Steven Finn, Managing Partner, ResponsEcology

Barbara Cohen, Ph.D., MPH, a public health and nutrition expert, has addressed issues of hunger, food insecurity, nutrition, and the relationship between food and health outcome on national and local levels. She was part of a group of academic and policy leaders who worked to move the national discussion about hunger and food security. She received her MPH from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Roger Gordon, JD, MBA, is an experienced entrepreneur who has been involved in numerous ventures that overlap the public and private sectors. In 2014, Fast Company named him to its list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. Roger has served on Human Rights Watch???s California Committee North, the boards of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners. He holds an MBA from Kellogg and a law degree from Georgetown.

To register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/strategies-to-reduce-food-waste-mitigate-hunger-tickets-26884329754.

September 15, 2016 Food Systems Seminar: Dr. Barry Costa-Pearce of the University of New England

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

In our many sessions over the last four years, we have explored numerous aspects of the food system with an eye toward advancing the dialog on how we can sustainably feed the world's future population of 9.6 billion in 2050 (and beyond). To date, all of our discussions on agricultural production have had a terrestrial focus, yet, as we have seen, there are limits to the amount of productive land that can be utilized, coupled with challenges of resource limitations, water scarcity, pollution, waste, ecosystem destruction, and more. But what about aquaculture? What (and where) is the potential for expansion of freshwater aquaculture and seawater aquaculture (i.e. mariculture)? Can ocean foods from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture be "the answer" to meeting our future food needs in a responsible manner? And if so, how can we support its development? Dr. Costa-Pearce explores these questions in his forthcoming article "Ocean foods ecosystems for planetary survival in the anthroprocene."

His research interest is in "Ocean Food Ecosystems: how seafood systems throughout the world interact with marine ecosystems, fisheries, aquaculture, and people. He has worked at eleven American and private Universities from Hawaii to Maine. He is a pioneer of the field of Ecological Aquaculture and helped build FAO's "Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture." Dr. Costa-Pearce led an FAO team that reviewed and presented on "Responsible use of resources for sustainable aquaculture" at the 2010 FAO Global Conference on Aquaculture in Thailand. He has served on the Editorial Board of Aquaculture (Elsevier, Netherlands) for over 15 years and in 2016 he was appointed as its first Editor-in-Chief. Before joining the University of New England he spent 14 years as Director and Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture for two state NOAA Sea Grant Programs: Rhode Island Sea Grant at URI (from 2001 to 2012) and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (from 1998 to 2001) based at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab. Dr. Costa-Pearce holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii, M.S. in Zoology from the University of Vermont, and a B.A. in Zoology from Drew University.

For more information, contact Steven Finn, finnsm@sas.upenn.edu.

September 25, 2016 Outstanding in Her Field: Farm Dinner honoring Esther McManus, Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia

4:00 pm, Inn at Grace Winery, Glen Mills, PA

Les Dames d'Escoffier Philadelphia is proud to recognize Esther McManus as ???Outstanding in Her Field??? for her vast contributions to the Philadelphia food scene. She is considered the mother of modern bread baking in Philadelphia- bringing the true French baguette to Georges Perrier at Le Bec Fin and building the artisan bread business at Le Bus- and has long been committed to education- from her beloved students at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College to instructing the one and only Julia Child on the fine art of croissant making!

Enjoy a farm dinner in the beautiful vineyard of Grace Winery that will feature Mediterranean dishes with French and Moroccan influences to reflect Esther's background and the worldly mindset she brought to her cooking and teaching.

For more information and to register, go to Outstanding in Her Field.

October 6, 2016 Field Trip (Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture monthly meeting)

All day trip

Morning: Lundale Farm, a sustainable farming community in Kimberton, PA. Lunch at Kimberton Inn with noted international speaker on climate change, Mr. Richard Whiteford. Afternoon: Greener Partners, creating healthy communities through food, farms, and education.

If you are interested in attending this trip, please contact Lynne Farrington at 215 746-5828 or lynne@pobox.upenn.edu for more information.

October 12, 2016 Food Systems Seminar

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact Steven Finn, finnsm@sas.upenn.edu.

October 27-29, 2016 Second Annual Food History Weekend

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

There are three distinct components to the weekend. They include a kick-off gala on Thursday October 27th, and a free day-long festival with activities, cooking demonstrations, objects out of storage, and featured talks on Saturday October 29th, but we especially wanted to remind you about what"s happening on Friday October 28th, a free day-long program of roundtable discussions focused on the theme of "Politics on your Plate." These four roundtables will feature historians, chefs, farmers, policy makers, writers, nutritionists, and activists in conversation about food, people, and power in American history. We'll have a chance to explore how food is political, as well as the politics of farm labor, of food labeling and language, and of health and nutrition. We have an all-star group of participants this year, as you can see in our attached one-page flyer. The Roundtables will be followed by a registered happy hour gathering for attendees, participants, and the Smithsonian Food History team to connect and continue the conversation.

To register, go to americanhistory.si.edu/events/food-history-weekend/roundtable.

November 3, 2016 Protecting and Enhancing Our Soil, the Foundation for Plant, Animal, and Human Life (Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture monthly meeting)

12:15 pm, The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA

C. Wayne Honeycutt, PhD, President and CEO, the Soil Health Institute will discuss the mission and activities of the new Soil Health Institute and why its activities are critical to the success of future US Agriculture.

All interested Penn faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend monthly meetings of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. Meetings begin with lunch at 12:15, followed by a talk. There is a $30 fee for lunch, which is waived for Penn students, and all reservations need to be made the Friday before the talk. Please contact Lynne Farrington at 215 746-5828 or lynne@pobox.upenn.edu for more information.

November 9, 2016 Food Systems Seminar

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact Steven Finn, finnsm@sas.upenn.edu.

December 1, 2016 Deer Creek Malthouse, the First Commercial Malthouse in Pennsylvania Since Prohibition (Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture monthly meeting)

12:15 pm, The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA

Mr. Mark Brault, President and Chief Maltster, will discuss how Deer Creek is producing and supplying regional craft brewers and distillers with high quality, sustainably farmed, artisan malts that bring local character and innovation to the craft beverage tradition while creating new markets for locally produced grains.

All interested Penn faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend monthly meetings of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. Meetings begin with lunch at 12:15, followed by a talk. There is a $30 fee for lunch, which is waived for Penn students, and all reservations need to be made the Friday before the talk. Please contact Lynne Farrington at 215 746-5828 or lynne@pobox.upenn.edu for more information.

December 7, 2016 Food Systems Seminar

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact Steven Finn, finnsm@sas.upenn.edu.

January 5, 2017 Challenges and Opportunities for a Young Farmer in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture monthly meeting)

12:15 pm, The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA

Cory Atkins, owner of Cory's Produce and farmer of 800 acres near Seaford Delaware, will talk about is efforts to farm in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Cory was selected the Northeast Region winner of the 2016 Conservation Legacy Awards by the American Soybean Association.

All interested Penn faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend monthly meetings of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. Meetings begin with lunch at 12:15, followed by a talk. There is a $30 fee for lunch, which is waived for Penn students, and all reservations need to be made the Friday before the talk. Please contact Lynne Farrington at 215 746-5828 or lynne@pobox.upenn.edu for more information.

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