Connecting and Protecting Our Food and Water
Join Baltimore Green Works for their next Sustainable Speaker Series, Connecting & Protecting Our Food and Water as Resources, on Saturday, October 23rd from 10am-2pm (registration begins at 9:30am). Hosted at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the Series will feature a discussion on the history of the canning industry along the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay.
Following the discussion, local leaders will conduct breakout sessions about the current trends and concerns surrounding agriculture and our waterways as resources. Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture and lima bean expert, Ed Kee, will open the morning’s event as he traces the history of food processing industry along the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Kee is an internationally recognized expert on vegetable science and the author of Saving Our Harvest: The History of the Mid-Atlantic Canning and Freezing Industry.
Other speakers include Lindsay Dahl of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Gaylord Clark of Two Oceans True Foods, Inc.; Tyler Brown of Real food Farms; and Patty Lovera of Food & Water Watch. MICA’s Sustainable Farming Class will present the film A Documentary on Baltimore’s Food Ecology.
This event is free and open to the public. Children’s activities and workshops will be available throughout the day for youth ages 5-13. Registration for the breakout sessions and youth activities will happen from 9:30-10am. Please be on time to ensure participation.
Donations of $10 are suggested but not required. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit Baltimore Green Works at www.baltimoregreenworks.com.
Image of cans at the Baltimore Museum of Industry courtesy of Amanda McLean.