MAY 20 – Breakdowns in Health & Food Systems Program

Nervous Stomachs: Breakdowns in Health and Food Systems will be held on Thursday, May 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom.

Learn about equity issues across the food system from land access to household consumption, including key factors contributing to community food (in)security. Discover activities communities across the state and nation are taking to build more vibrant and resilient place-based food systems.

Lindsey Day Farnsworth, PhD, statewide Community Food Systems Program Manager for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension, will share her experience conducting research on food systems policy and planning. Kaelyb Lokrantz, Coordinator of the Merrill Community Sharing Garden, and the Fresh Start youth leaders will describe the garden and why this project is important for food security and food access, as well as how youth play a role in the project and its future goals.

Registration required. Register using this link. or visit any of the partner Facebook pages for the link. This is a virtual event and will be recorded. The recording will be available on the HPL YouTube channel the week after the program.

This discussion is presented by the Diversity Action Team, the YWCA of Rock County, the Beloit NAACP Branch #3251, Hedberg Public Library, Community Action Inc. Rock & Walworth Counties, and UW-Madison, Division of Extension Rock County.