Kaw Valley Regional Food System - Two Days in October - Lawrence, KS

Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 2008
Thursday, Oct. 16th, 2008

CREATING THE KAW VALLEY REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM - three Food Security presentations
Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Douglas County Extension Auditorium, 2110 Harper Ave, Lawrence KS - FREE

These three presentations are for the public, a return performance following the Kaw Valley Food Future session done for local elected and Chamber officials in May of this year.

The presenters are Ken Meter, Harvard-trained economist, Rhonda Janke, K-State Horticulture Professor, and Scott Allegrucci, Director of Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy.

The session will provide an extensive history of the food growing capacity of our area, national and local trends in agriculture, and how establishing extensive local and regional food systems is not only good for us but good for our economy.

For more info, visit

http://www.crcworks.org/rural.html - Ken Meter's site

http://www.farminginthedark.net/ - Rhonda Janke's site

- the Kansas Rural Center

http://www.intervale.org/ - the Intervale Center working model

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture:


Thursday, 16 October 2008, 1:30pm
Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium, 7th & Vermont St, Lawrence KS

This will be an open discussion on achieving local food security and quality. Our community can realize the potential of local food production to provide critical revenue, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, expanded markets for local growers and ranchers, increased visitor traffic, enhanced community image and improved quality of life. According to the various local groceries catering to local foods, there is huge economic development potential if only they could acquire sufficient amounts of local produce to meet the consumer demand.

For more info, contact:
LawrenceFoodFuture (@) gmail.com