Volunteer organizers have coordinated the fourth annual HomeGrown Local Food Summit, bringing together stakeholders and community members to strengthen Washtenaw County’s local food system.
This year’s Local Food Summit will highlight Michigan’s unique agricultural past in order to link the state’s history with future agricultural possibilities. Highly recognized author, Michigan historian and storyteller, Larry B. Massie will bring light to this year’s theme by speaking about Michigan’s culinary history. In honor and remembrance of the late filmmaker and local food champion, Chris Bedford, there will also be a discussion and screening of Bedfords’ last film: “Getting Real about Food and the Future” that evening.
The Summit is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 in the Morris J. Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. Registration costs $35 and need-based scholarships are available to those who can’t afford registration. To learn more or register online, go to http://localfoodsummit.org.