Nourish New Haven Food Conference on September 19 at Yale Divinity School

Amy Kundrat

Nourish New Haven, the local food justice and sustainability conference with Greater-Yale and Greater-New Haven partners, will take place again at Yale Divinity School on September 19-20, 2014.

Register here. Space is limited.

From YDS Sustainability:

The conference will educate participants around pressing food issues, connect academic and grassroots efforts, and cultivate ongoing relationships for strengthening our local community.

Informing and inspiring, Nourish New Haven will begin Friday evening and end with Saturday’s community lunch. The program includes keynote speakers Fred Bahnson of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and Pashon Murray of Detroit Dirt and Ford’s “Upside” commercial. Keynote panels and breakout sessions will include local, national, and academic leaders speaking about food-related work in restorative justice, faith-based liturgies and responses, youth and education, policy and advocacy, food insecurity, climate change, sustainable food systems, factory farming, agrarian ethics, community growing through city gardens and urban agriculture, and community health and wellness.

Yale Divinity School, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, Yale Sustainable Food Project, Yale Dining and the Connecticut Mental Health Center provided major funding to make this conference free for all participants.

In addition, restaurants, community organizations, and other leaders are joining us for this community partnership between Yale University and New Haven. Partners include Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro, Claire’s Corner Copia CitySeed, Common Ground, Community Alliance for Research and Engagement, Global Local Gourmet, Interreligious Eco-Justice Network of CT, Loaves and Fishes, Miya’s Sushi, New Haven Bioregional Group, New Haven Community Soup Kitchen, New Haven Farms, New Haven Food Policy Council, New Haven Land Trust, Roia Restaurant, Sandra’s Next Generation, West River Neighborhood Service Corps, Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, and Yale Sustainability.


For more information on the program or to register, visit Nourish New Haven.