Everywhere we look, great new food-centric events are taking place. Whether it is a film festival dedicated to changing our food system, or a panel discussion on sustainability, there are so many opportunities to get involved. This year, Food Forward is committed to attending events, both to learn and engage in current food issues, and to share a sneak preview of our program. Check out where we have been, and some of the exciting events coming up this Spring!
Slow Money Gathering -10/12-10/14
Join Slow Money at historic Ft. Mason in San Francisco for a unique gathering dedicated to working together to fix our economy from the ground up... starting with food. The pilot episode of Food Forward will be screened on Friday 10/14 from 1:45-2:45pm in the Golden Gate room with a discussion to follow.
The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity.
Food Day -10/24
With a nod to the tradition of Earth Day in April, the first national Food Day takes place October 24th, with the backing of an impressive, and dedicated, board of advisors. Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of lifeâ€”parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripesâ€”to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. Food Day is working with people around the country to create thousands of events in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals. Check out their great website to learn how you can get involved!
Food Forward Screening at UNC, Raleigh-10/27
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with student group FLO (“Fair, Local and Organic”) and the Nutrition Coalition, has included the Food Forward pilot in their food-centric film festival. This special screening will be followed by a panel on “Feeding America Sustainably”, moderated by Program Director Andrew Gunther. Food Forward Executive Producer Greg Roden will join Dr. Alice Ammerman of the Gillings School of Global Public Health and Dr. Amy Cooke of the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. The panel will also include a local farmer and a recognized leader in sustainable agriculture. The panel will be followed by a light reception featuring local food. If you are a Food Forward fan, and in the area, come participate!
Eat Real Festival-9/23-9/25
Food Forward spent two productive days at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival in September, where we met food writers, urban farmers, beekeepers, students, and lots of hungry folks taking in the fun. It was great to see so many dedicated eaters in one venue!
Panel appearance hosted by Greenpeace-9/17
Food Forward’s Executive Producer Greg Roden spoke at an invited panel on the subject of “Is Sustainable attainable? When what’s for dinner can change the world.” It was hosted by reporter and food writer Rebekah Denn, and was a spirited and passionate conversation about the food we eat, how it influences our communities and how it impacts our environment.
Food Forward Screening at the Brower Center-6/2
Food Forward Productions screened the pilot episode Thursday, June 2, 2011 in the Goldman Theatre at the David Brower Center in Berkeley to an enthusiastic and packed reception. After a mix and mingle featuring hors d'oeuvres using ingredients sourced by Half Moon Bay's Local FATT (Food Awareness Through Teaching) and eco-conscious tipples from Parducci Wine Cellars and Lagunitas Brewing Company the Food Forward team spoke of their desire to bring stories of true food heroes to the small screen.