Will Allen is CEFS 2009 Sustainable Agriculture Lecturer. Allen is the founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc., and is the recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the "Genius" award.
Schedule of Events for Monday, November 9, 2009
Urban Community Lecture: “Big Change in Small Spaces: Growing Food Security, Food Justice and Future Leaders”
10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Wayne School of Engineering at Goldsboro High School (Auditorium)
700 N. Herman St., Goldsboro, NC 27530
This event is free and open to the public.
Sustainable Agriculture Reception
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center
1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
As an expression of our gratitude, Friends of CEFS members who have joined at the Guardian Level and higher will receive an invitation (for the member plus one guest) to attend a special reception honoring Will Allen. The Sustainable Agriculture Lecture will be held immediately following the reception (see below for lecture details). The reception will be catered by Chef Sarig Agasi of Zely & Ritz. CEFS is very appreciative of our Reception Supporter: NC A&T State University Cooperative Extension Program.
Sustainable Agriculture Lecture: “Steps to Successful Urban Farming”
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606
This event is free and open to the public, but open seating will be limited. Reserved seating is available to Friends of CEFS members. To learn how to reserve seating, please visit the Friends of CEFS Web page.
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.