(603) 643-6626 ext. 102
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPPER VALLEY LAND TRUST AND HANOVER/LEBANON FOOD CO-OPS OFFER MENU FOR THE FUTURE DISCUSSION GROUPS
Hanover, NH—The Upper Valley Land Trust, the Hanover/Lebanon Food Co-ops and Vermont Earth Institute will sponsor a reading and discussion group about food and food systems. The new Vermont Earth Institute publication, Menu for the Future, offers people a unique opportunity to gather in small groups to examine the effects of modern industrial agriculture on both human and ecological health, to explore emerging food-system alternatives, and to consider how we as individuals can contribute to a more sustainable food supply. The readings consider food from multiple perspectives – cultural, economic, ecological, health and social – each presenting a different, though often complementary, angle on the complex modern food systems that many of us depend on.
The discussion sessions will meet once a week for six weeks, with the evening session starting September 16th 7-8:30pm at the Hanover Co-op and the daytime session starting at 12pm on September 24th at the Upper Valley Land Trust. Each week, participants will discuss several short readings from the guide. Facilitation is offered by Vermont Earth Institute with participants also sharing in facilitating the discussion.
Register at either the Hanover or Lebanon Co-op at least one week in advance of the starting date. The only charge is $20 for the Menu for the Future anthology, available at the co-ops. Please read the Session I readings before the first meeting. For more information call Emily Neuman at 603-640-6359 or Nora Doyle-Burr at 603-643-6626 ext. 102 or see www.vtearthinstitute.org/programs.html.