The Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable and Equitable Local Food System

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ithaca, NY and surrounding locations

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the Food, Agroecology, Justice and Well-being Collective at Cornell, and Roots Rising Farm are pleased to announce the Finger Lakes “Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable and Equitable Local Food System.”

Taking place on May 11- 13, 2017 in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding areas, the “Farm to Plate” conference was originally conceptualized by Damon Brangman, founder of Roots Rising Farm. The vision of the conference is to bring together people from multiple sectors of the community to collectively develop strategies towards creating resilience in the local food system. The goals are to:

  • Honor and celebrate diverse farming traditions, the abundance of the Finger Lakes region, and local farmers
  • Share knowledge on the topics of food production and preparation, gardening, and social justice 

  • Collaborate to create a sustainable local food network through equitable sharing of resources 

  • Develop stronger campus/community relationships through discussion on themes of health, food justice & agroecology 


Keynote speakers

Collaborators include: CCE-Tompkins CountyGreenStar Community ProjectsTompkins County Food Policy CouncilYouth Farm ProjectFinger Lakes Permaculture InstituteNew Roots School, and Ithaca Children’s Garden

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.