For those of you in the New York area, the Brooklyn Food Conference is going on in Park Slope this weekend at PS 321 and John Jay High School.
All day, there will be workshops, presentations, film screenings and other activities taking place that are free and open to the public.
Topics range from “Why co-ops matter” to “Eating for a healthy pregnancy” to “Food and the elderly: Food insecurity as a way of life” to “School food activism: Making it better.”
Some featured speakers include:
*Dan Barber—Executive chef and co-owner of Blue Hill Restaurant
*Anna Lappé—Author of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen
*Raj Patel—Author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
*LaDonna Redmond—President and CEO of the Institute of Community Resource Development in Chicago.
For more information, visit: http://brooklynfoodconference.org