Celebrate and discuss the release of a new book co-edited by soil science professor Steve Ventura at the latest installment of the “Food & the Wisconsin Idea” series Jan. 18 at the University Club from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
“Good Food, Strong Communities,” edited by Ventura and Martin Bailkey, and featuring numerous local authors, shares ideas and stories about efforts to improve food security in large urban areas of the United States by strengthening community food systems. It draws on five years of collaboration between a research team comprised of the University of Wisconsin, Growing Power, and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and more than thirty organizations on the front lines of this work in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Madison, and Cedar Rapids. Activists and scholars talk about what’s working and what still needs to be done to ensure that everyone has access to readily available, affordable, appropriate, and acceptable food.
The program will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., followed by networking from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Those interested in the event can either join the live studio audience at the University Club (register here) or join via live webinar.