Building upon on the enthusiasm of the University of Michigan Library system's Open Access Week, Everyone Has to Eat is an Open Space Technology (OST) structured event open to individuals interested in discussing a wide range of topics related to local food production, consumption, preservation, sustainability, and justice. The event unfolds over the course of the evening with an agenda set wholly by the participants. Discussions could range from sharing knowledge and techniques related to preserving local traditions and producing local food, strategies for connecting local food advocates, producers, culinary artists, and consumers, conversations on strengthening the local network of individuals and organizations involved in local food issues, best practices in increasing access to information and knowledge among local food activists, or facilitating local food themed workshops, websites, and community events. Everyone Has to Eat hopes to invigorate local food networks in Washtenaw County and inspire participants to share these ideas in their own communities.

6:30pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2009
1024 Dana Bldg., 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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