Thursday, March 5, 2009

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“An Evening with Winona LaDuke:
Cultivating a Local Food Community”

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

University of Wisconsin - River Falls, University Center, Riverview
Ballroom, 500 East Wild Rose Avenue, River Falls, Wisconsin

5:00PM – 6:30PM Local Food Fair - Learn about various sources for
purchasing local foods by visiting with representatives from local farms, community supported agriculture operations, grocery co-ops, farmers’ markets, restaurants, and other organizations that promote local food while dining on a variety of complimentary appetizers and beverages made with local ingredients.

6:30 – 8:30 PM Winona LaDuke will discuss the definition of a local food system and look at why local food systems are important in this day and age. Ms. LaDuke is a Native American activist, environmentalist, and writer. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written
extensively on Native American and environmental issues. Ms. LaDuke is the Founding Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, as well as the Program Director of the Honor the Earth Fund, both in Northern Minnesota. She ran as the Green Party’s vice presidential candidate in l996 and 2000. In 1994, she was voted one of the nation’s 50 most promising leaders under the age of 40 by Time magazine, and in 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year. Today, Ms. LaDuke is known for her work in reconnecting the bonds between local food and culture in Native American communities. She speaks extensively on the importance of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems.

This event is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin – River Falls College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) through a three-year USDA grant to promote sustainable agriculture in Western Wisconsin.

There will be limited seating for this event, so please pre-register by emailing Sarah Rykal at before April 13, 2009. While there is no fee for this event, free-will donations will be accepted to help promote sustainable agriculture in Western Wisconsin.

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