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Did you miss the Feast Down East 2014 Conference? View the schedule and some of the presentations below.

Workshop Schedule

7:50-8:20    BREAKFAST & CHECK-IN


Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director and Co-Founder, SENCFS
Chancellor Gary L. Miller
, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Mayor Bill Saffo, City of Wilmington
Jane Steigerwald, Director, Feast Down East
Curtis Cummings,  Cummings Farms
Jennifer MacDougall, Healthy Active Communities Senior Program Officer, BCBS Foundation

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Marcia Campbell, Executive Director
Center for Resilient Cities

"Building a Common Table: The Role for Planning in Resilient Community Food Systems"

9:30-10:45    WORKSHOP SESSION #1


Local Food Policy Update
Rochelle Sparko, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

The Business of Farming
Annette Dunlap, NCDA&CS


The Farmer-Chef Relationship
Panel of Farmers, Fishers & Chefs


Food Labels & Healthy Food Access
Kathyrn Waple, Tidal Creek Coop
Ryanna Battiste, GRUB


Food Systems & Local, Urban, and Regional Planning
Dr. Marcia Canton Campbell, Center for Resilient Cities

11:00-12:15    WORKSHOP SESSION #2


On-Farm Produce Safety
Eduardo Rodriguez, NCSU

Intensive Farming
Tony Kleese, Earth Wise


Seasonal Cooking with Local Chefs
Local Chef Cooking Competition
(Additional cost to attend--limited seating)



The Importance of Local Food Policy Councils
Christy Shi-Day, Center for Environmental Farming Systems


Enjoy a unique LOCAL FOOD culinary experience.  UNCW Executive Chefs, Ryan Andress and Jon-Michael Rehm, have collaborated with FDE and local farmers to present a variety of tasty seasonal dishes.

1:45-2:45    WORKSHOP SESSION #3


Attracting Pollinators
Debbie Roos, Cooperative Extension

Specialty Crops & Crop Planning in Southeastern NC
Al Hight & Mark Blevins, Cooperative Extension


Cape Fear: A Growing Foodie Destination
Panel: Liz Biro, Culinary Adventures
Connie Nelson,
Wilmington Visitor's Bureau
Chrissy Absi Bonney,
Wilmington Wine Shop
Niki Seibert
, Lowcountry Local First
Molly Rousey, Feast Down East


Supporting Our Limited-Resource Communities
Panel: Gina Bell, Farmer Food Share
Erin O'Donnell,
FDE Food Sovereignty Program
Paige Blair,
Nourish NC


Local Governments as Agents of Change
John Day, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

3:00-4:00    WORKSHOP SESSION #4


Urban/Community Composting
Lynn Bestul, NHC Environmental Management-Recycling

Micro Workshops

Irrigation Innovations: Jock Brandis, Full Belly Project
Drip Irrigation:  Grace Summers, NC A&T
Transitioning Farms:  Noah Ranelle, NC Farm Link
Season Extension:  Stefan Hartmann, Black River Organics


Local Food Access Simulation
Feast Down East Food Sovereignty Program

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