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Tennessee Local Food Summit

December 5, 6 & 7, 2014

on the Vanderbilt University Campus

Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit December 5-7, 2014 will be held at Vanderbilt University.

Sponsored by Vanderbilt Health and Wellness, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of another great growing season.

The kickoff for the 4th annual conference will be a reception Friday, December 5 at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory.

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A full day of workshops will be offered on Saturday, December 6 from 9am to 5pm. Preliminary plans include workshops related to

  • Backyard and community gardening
  • Soil and compost
  • Economic and business models and opportunities
  • The effects of different approaches to farming on the environment, including climate change
  • Famous local chefs offering classes and demonstrations in Vanderbilt’s “demonstration kitchen”

The day’s events will also include a locally grown, chef-made lunch, and a farmer’s/chef’s auction.

Following the workshops, Saturday evening 6pm-10pm, a locally grown, chef-made dinner will be offered, complete with live music, at a location to be determined.

Sunday morning at 10am, there will be a tour of a local farm, still to be determined.

Learn how to grow your own food, where local food is available, how to use it, and why it is healthier.

Explore how local food can provide jobs while improving the care of our Tennessee lands and waters.

Join us in our mission of promoting the production and consumption of healthy local food.

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