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Appalachian to host Food Summit April 2

BOONE—Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to discuss ways to build a more resilient and just local food system at the 2016 Food Summit at Appalachian State University on Saturday, April 2. The theme of this year’s summit is “Seeding Community Resilience.” Discussion topics include community gardening, seed-saving, improving food access and more.

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“The event offers a special opportunity to strengthen ties between the university and the wider community by highlighting our common interests in local food and exploring ways to build a more resilient and just local food system,” says Jacqui Ignatova, coordinator of the Food Summit and lecturer in the Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development. “The event will showcase the knowledge and expertise of community members in our local food movement and encourage the exchange of ideas to help us to address some of our common challenges and opportunities.”

The summit, presented by the Department of Sustainable Development housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, will run from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the great hall of the Living Learning Center on campus. Reid’s Catering will provide a local lunch. Tickets to the event are $20 for general admission and $15 for students.

To learn more about the Food Summit, or to register, visit Registration closes March 26 at noon.