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Getting Your Hands Dirty:
Building a Better World from the Garden to the Capitol
Featuring Anthony Flaccavento
Anthony Flaccavento is an organic farmer, small business owner, and local activist living in Abingdon, Virginia, in the heart of Appalachia. For the past 28 years, Flaccavento has led a regional effort to build a healthier food and farming system and a more diverse, ecologically sustainable economy in much of central Appalachia. He is an acclaimed public speaker and the author of Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains, along with over 100 published articles in books, journals and newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. In 2012, he ran for US Congress on the platform of building a "bottom up" economy.
Join us for breakfast and hear Anthony's perspective on growing Greenville's local food economy. Flaccavento's talk will focus on learning how to make connections: between how we eat and the fate of farms, soil and water; how we shop and the strength or weakness of our local economy; how we live and broader impacts on people and the environment; and how work to strengthen our local communities must be linked to the political process. Drawing on his own experiences, and others', he'll offer practical ways for young people to make these critical connections and in the process, help build a better world for themselves and others.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 9:30a.m.
University Center, Auditorium
To register, go to http://garden2capitol.eventbrite.com or call 864.233.8443