University Lectures and Seminars on Sustainable Food Systems

Engaging members of the campus and broader community in dialogues about sustainable food systems is a key SEED Wayne goal.

Browse the 2017 Building a sustainable Food System in Detroit series.

Browse the 2013 Building a Sustainable Food System in Detroit series.

Browse the 2012 Building a Sustainable Food System in Detroit series.

In Spring 2011, as part of the class, Cities and Food (instructor: Kami Pothukuchi), we're offering a series of seminars featuring local activists and advocates. This series is entitled: Building a Sustainable Food System in Detroit.

We have also been fortunate to be able to organize, in partnership with community organizations, lectures by internationally renowned speakers on campus.  Stay tuned for future lectures!

 For 2010 lectures and prior ones, please scroll down

Eric Toensmeier

Toensmeier is Manager of Tierra de Oportunidades at Nuestras Raices, Holyoke, MA, and award-winning author of author of Perennial Vegetables and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens.
 
February 2, 5:30 PM, Community Room, Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor.

Nuestra Raices is a community-based organization that works to address many of the challenges faced by the low-income, Puerto Rican community in Holyoke, MA, through an urban farm and numerous food businesses, and by fostering youth and women’s leadership, cultural events and festivals, and environmental justice and health coalitions.  The organization recently started a training program for youth to install solar hot water systemsNuestras Raices works to address many of the challenges faced by the low-income, Puerto Rican community in Holyoke, MA, through an urban farm and numerous food businesses, and by fostering youth and women’s leadership, cultural events and festivals, and environmental justice and health coalitions.  The organization recently started a training program for youth to install solar hot water systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lecture is sponsored by SEED Wayne and Earth Works Urban Farm of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

 

 

   

 

Cecilia Rocha, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Nutrition Policy, Ryerson University
Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 to 7 PM; Spencer Partrich Auditorium, WSU Law School 
“Healthy Food for All: How Belo Horizonte (Brazil) does it with Municipal Restaurants and Grocery Stores, Mobile Markets, and More”
 
Professor Rocha also participated in a community conversation on Wednesday, April 22, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Eastern Market Corporation's Conference Room (2934 Russell, Detroit, MI 48207).

  

 

 

 

 Previous Speakers

   
Wayne Roberts

Coordinator of Toronto Food Policy Council, Toronto, Canada

November 20, 2008, 6 PM; Spencer Partrich Auditorium, WSU Law School

   
Will Allen

Executive Director of Growing Power (Milwaukee and Chicago), and 2008 MacArthur Fellow

October 13, 2008, 5:30 PM; Spencer Partrich Auditorium, WSU Law School

   

 

 

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