Learn how to localize the food supply in your bioregion!

 

JUNE 18 - JULY 16

Inspiration and wisdom from pioneers of the local food movement. Leading authors, organizers, and activists reveal secrets that will empower you to expand your impact, effectiveness, and scale!

A message from your Summit hosts...

Dear Friends,

 

In August of last year, we launched The Local Food Summit, featuring more than 90 video presentations and interviews with many of the top leaders of the local food movement.

 

The response to this historic event was overwhelmingly positive, and thousands of people were able to participate. But many of you let us know that it was just too much to take in over a ten day period. 

 

We listened! And now we are delighted to announce that over a period of four weeks in June and July you will be able to access what we feel are some of the very best and most important interviews from The Local Food Summit—for free!

 

Beginning Mon., June 18, we’ll kick off each week with a live interactive session, hosted by ourselves. Special guest speakers will be joining us to talk about the week’s upcoming interviews and the issues that are being raised. We may also show some short clips from the Local Food Summit itself.

 

And then on each subsequent Tues. and Thurs. mornings, we will post one of the top interviews from the Summit which you can view for free anytime within 24 hours.

 

So we’re giving you one live session and two pre-recorded interviews each week, for four consecutive weeks, all at absolutely no cost to you.

 

All you need to do is click on the FREE ACCESS button below, and you’ll be all set. We’ll send you reminders of each week’s schedule so you have plenty of advance notice.

 

For lifetime access to the Best of Summit, click on the VIP ACCESS button. You'll also get our mini-course as a bonus, "Igniting the Local Food Revolution in Your Community."

 

And if you're looking for permanent access to the entire Local Food Summit Library, check the VIP ACCESS PLUS tab. You'll also receive a bonus ticket to our upcoming Foodshed Catalyst Convergence!

 

We look forward to your joining us for the 2018 Summer Local Food Summit!

 

Michael and Lynette Marie

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

  • 18

    JUN

    MON.

    6 - 8 pm

    LIVE INTRODUCTORY SESSION!

    Learn what's coming up in the Local Food Summit this week. In this interactive session, join members of the Local Food Academy and special guests as we explore issues and news in the local food movement.

  • 19

    JUN

    TUES.

    JOHN IKERD, Univ. of Missouri (emeritus)

    Retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Missouri in 2000.  Since then John has written six books on sustainable agriculture and sustainable economics.  In 2011, John moved to Fairfield, Iowa, where he has been co-teaching Sustainable Economics courses, putting on conferences, and collaborating with others to develop the concept of Deep Sustainability.

  • 21

    JUN

    THURS.

    FRED KIRSCHENMANN, Stone Barns Center, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

    A longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture, Fred is Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and a professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy. He also continues to manage his family’s 1,800-acre certified-organic farm in south-central North Dakota.

  • 25

    JUN

    MON.

    6 - 8 pm

    LIVE SESSION! 

    Discuss the issues that came up for you in last week's interviews, and learn what's coming up in the Local Food Summit this week. Join members of the Local Food Academy and special guests as we explore issues and news in the local food movement.

  • 26

    JUN

    TUES.

    HELENA NORBERG-HODGE, Local Futures

    Founder and director of Local Futures, previously known as the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Local Futures is a non-profit organization "dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide."

  • 28

    JUN

    THURS.

    PATRICK HOLDEN, Sustainable Food Trust

    British farmer and activist, who campaigns for organic and sustainable farming. He is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust, a new organisation based in Bristol, UK, working internationally to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food systems.

  • 02

    JULY

    MON.

    6 - 8 pm

    LIVE SESSION!

    Discuss the issues that came up for you in last week's interviews, and learn what's coming up in the Local Food Summit this week. Join members of the Local Food Academy and special guests as we explore issues and news in the local food movement.

  • 03

    JULY

    TUES.

    PHILIP ACKERMAN-LEIST, Green Mountain College (VT)

    Farmer and author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems (2013), Professor at Green Mountain College, where he established the farm and sustainable agriculture curriculum, and is director of the Green Mountain College Farm & Food Project. He also founded and directs a Masters in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) — the nation's first online graduate program in food systems. His latest book is A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement.

  • 05

    JULY

    THURS.

    JACK KLOPPENBURG, Open Source Seed Initiative

    Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Co-Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Co-Director of the Program on Agricultural Technology Studies, and Director of the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community. He is also affiliated with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Agroecology Program.

  • 09

    JULY

    MON.

    6 - 8 pm

    LIVE SESSION!

    Discuss the issues that came up for you in last week's interviews, and learn what's coming up in the Local Food Summit this week. Join members of the Local Food Academy and special guests as we explore issues and news in the local food movement.

  • 10

    JULY

    TUES.

    WOODY TASCH, Slow Money Institute

    Founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to catalyzing the flow of capital to local food systems, connecting investors to the places where they live and promoting new principles of fiduciary responsibility that bring money back down to earth.

  • 12

    JULY

    THURS.

    RICHARD McCARTHY, Slow Food USA

    Joined Slow Food USA as Executive Director in January 2013, having previously served as Executive Director of Market Umbrella, an internationally recognized non-profit mentor organization for farmers markets, community building and sustainable economic development. After Hurricane Katrina, Richard played a key role in restarting the local agricultural economy in the New Orleans area, aiming to help provide returning residents with a sense of normalcy and resilience through the revival of farmers markets.

  • 16

    JULY

    MON.

    6 - 8 pm

    FINAL LIVE SESSION!

    In this interactive session, join members of the Local Food Academy and special guests as we explore issues and news in the local food movement.

Complimentary ebook

When you register for the Local Food Summit at any level of access, you will automatically receive a complimentary copy of RECLAIMING THE FUTURE: How to Lead the Local Food Revolution in Your Community, by Michael Brownlee!

Choose your level of Summit access now!

VIP ACCESS

$194 VALUE!

Only $97

FREE ACCESS

All interviews available for 24 hours after posting.

$0 

VIP ACCESS PLUS

$788 VALUE!

Only $297

  • Lifetime access to Best of Summit, 12 sessions, ~16 hours of content ($97 value)

  • Lifetime access to entire Local Food Summit library ($297 value)

  • BONUS: VIP ticket for Foodshed Catalyst Convergence, Fall 2018, Boulder ($297 value)

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