Speaker Series Highlights Food And Environment

Grow It Green Morristown and the Foodshed Alliance has launched the 2016 Food for Thought Speaker Series. Formerly a film series, the speaker series highlights issues related to our food system and the environment. The program is set to be held on the last Thursday of each month through March.


“We’re putting a different twist on our Food for Thought Series this year,” said Abby Gallo, executive director of Grow It Green Morristown. “By focusing on local speakers, we’re hoping to bring more customized topics to our local community to have meaningful conversations about food and the environment.”


The next two talks in the series are “Osh Squash B’Gosh: A Children’s Nutrition Workshop” on Feb. 25, which will highlight proper nutrition and meal planning for kids, as well as tips to encourage healthy eating. Speakers will include Pediatric Nutritionist Janet Kopchinski of Be Well Morristown and Farmer Shaun Ananko of Grow It Green Morristown.


At “Building a Resilient Food System in the Garden State” on March 31, experts from the Foodshed Alliance plan to discuss how New Jersey can become more self-reliant on local farms.


All of the interactive discussions start at 7 p.m. and are held at Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza, in Morristown.


Tickets are $10 per talk. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit www.growitgreenmorristown.org/foodforthought.


The Food for Thought Speaker Series is sponsored by Kings Food Markets and Hyatt Morristown.


Grow It Green Morristown is a non-profit organization established in 2009 to create sustainable farms and gardens that provide equal access to fresh, local food and educate communities through programs focused on healthy eating and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.growitgreenmorristown.org.


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