Food, Farming, and Philadelphia
Join us for a panel discussion that brings together voices in the Philadelphia area around the impact agriculture has on our health and the health of the environment around us. This is part of our Grow Clean Water initiative aimed at educating young families in the Philadelphia region about the connection between farming practices and healthy waterways.
In addition to learning about farming practices, urban gardening initiatives, and how restaurants source their food, our panelists will discuss the important role we all play as informed and value-driven consumers. How can we make a personal impact on the food system through our purchases? How do those decisions impact the environment and our communities?
The conversation will be moderated by Julie Hancher of Green Philly. Panelists include Christa Barfield of FarmerJawn Community Greenhouses, Justin Trezza of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Carly Pourzand of The People’s Kitchen, and Emily Newman of Rodale Institute’s Organic Crop Consulting Program.
Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing the organic movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and consumer education. Widely recognized as the birthplace of the organic movement, Rodale Institute has been the global leader in regenerative organic agriculture for over 70 years.