Tuesday 26 September 2017, 9 am – 4 pm, IUPUI
9:00 – 10:15am Welcome and Keynote Panel
Community Leader Reflections on Social and Racial Equity in Food System Work
In this keynote discussion, attendees hear from two experienced community leaders, Reverend Marty Henderson based in Gary and Vivian Muhammad based in Indianapolis, reflect on food system work through the lense of equity. These are two community leaders who have engaged in urban agriculture as a way to re-shape their urban food system and create healthy spaces in their neighborhood. Reverend Henderson will share about his work with Peace Garden and Farms in Gary and Ms. Muhammad will talk about building a neighborhood garden space, The Elephant Gardens, with her family in Indianapolis. Purdue Extension – Marion County Urban Agriculture Educator Emily Toner will moderate this keynote discussion, asking both speakers to reflect on the particular challenges of achieving equitable outcomes in urban work where racial and economic disparity are prevalent and of a large scale. Read more about Marty and Vivian here.
10:30-11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
Institutional Support of Local Food Production: Learn how health, farmer and non-profit organizations are producing food for the home consumer: Christine Davies, Community Hospital Anderson; Karen Mitchell, Grow Local Lafayette; Matthew Feltrop, Patachou Foundation; Sherri Dugger, Indiana Farmers Union Moderating
Farm-to-Institution Local Food Sourcing: find out how to buy more local food for school food service, commercial kitchens and retail or wholesale food operations: Heather Tallman, Membership Development Program Manager for Indiana Grown moderating a panel of wholesale buyers and sellers – Piazza Produce, This Old Farm , Fortune Fish, FarmLogix, Ideal Meat and more.
From the Field: How are Indiana’s Food councils working on policies and programming for change? Emily Toner is moderating a panel of representatives from food councils from across Indiana, including Phyllis Miller, Elkhart County Food Council, Ryan Conway, Bloomington Food Policy Council and McKenzie Beverage, Indy Food Council.
11:45-1:00 pm Networking Luncheon
Join others from your region in Indiana to meet, share and learn about what is going on in your regional food system. Plug in to something new, form a partnership, make new contacts or share your project or idea. This time is to network and make good regional contacts for work in the food system.
1:00-2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
Engaging Your Elected Officials: How to tell your story and make it meaningful for our representatives; Tamara Ogle, Purdue Extension will present and moderate a panel: Bob White, Indiana Farm Bureau, Deb Trocha, Indiana Cooperative Development Center and Kathleen Lara, Prosperity Indiana
Cooking it up: Starting and Managing Entrepreneurial Shared Kitchens in Indiana: Tanya Hall, Purdue Extension will share the results of our research on the Economic Contribution of shared-kitchens and moderate a fantastic panel of shared kitchen managers/owners: Spencer Mize, CookSpring (Fort Wayne); Artie Stevens, Indy’s Kitchen; Jay Burton, One World KitchenShare (Bloomington)
Indiana Harvest and FoodLink: Tools and resources to provide education to your food service clients when you purchase local; Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension and FoodLink; Laura Hormuth, Maggie Schabel, Ginny Roberts, Indiana Farm to School Network
2:30-4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions and Tours
What is the Healthy Food Financing Initiative? How can it help address food deserts and healthy food access in Indiana? Tony Gillespie and others from the Healthy Food Access Coalition will share the summer activities.
Sustainability, Quality of Place, Economic Development and….Local Food? Learn more about how local food is part of community development in Indiana: Tamara Ogle, Purdue Extension, will moderate a panel: Janet Katz, Northeast Indiana Local Food Network; Shellye Suttles, City of Indianapolis and Allyson Mitchell, Prosperity Indiana
Food Re-purpose and Rescue: Diverting usable food from the landfill and educating our youth and institutions on the immense environmental, social and economic impact of this work. Melissa Maulding, Purdue Extension will moderate a panel, Jennifer Brilliant, Food Rescue; Jennifer Vigran, CEO Second Helpings; Deborah Ferguson and Kelly Moors, Campus Kitchen at IUPUI, Shaina Lawrence, PAWS Pantry IUPUI
Walking Tour: Food Production in the City – Join Emily Toner, Purdue Extension, for a walking tour of two-three urban farms and gardens. This tour will walk from the Conference center to the IUPUI DIGS Gardens and the Eskenazi Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health.
Bus Tour: Flanner House and Urban Farm – Join Sherri Dugger, Indiana Farmers Union on a tour of Flanner House and their new urban farm. Learn more about how food production can be a part of an organization focused on youth development. Visit with Jonathan Lawler of Brandywine Creek Farms to learn about urban food production to address food insecurity. This tour will also visit Second Helpings, to learn more about food repurposing, skills building programs and amazing network of organizations and people that make this happen.
4:30-7:30 pm Networking and Vendor Faire
Join us for an evening connecting with others from Indianapolis and across Indiana! Cash bar and appetizers available in the courtyard following the Summit. You do not need to attend the Summit to join in the evening fun.