UConn Avery Point - Auditorium, 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT
Farm to Table through Time: Environmental History and Local Food Production in New England
Friday, October 9th, 2015 - 8:30am until 4:00pm.
UConn Avery Point Auditorium, 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration required, click here: http://academicservices.averypoint.uconn.edu/?p=976
“Farm to Table through Time” seeks to put the local food movement into an historical context to gauge where it might be heading. The event invites regional scholars to explore how food production—the most mundane and quotidian of human activities—played fundamental, but often overlooked roles in past peoples’ decision-making. Additionally, we will ask contemporary producers and restaurateurs to explore how the dramatic interest in localizing food production may similarly shape the region’s future.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Judd, University of Maine
Plenary Speaker: Brian Donahue, Brandeis University
Speaker: Sally McGee, Six-Penny Oysters
Speaker: Walt Woodward, Connecticut State Historian
Speaker: Manuel Lizarralde, Connecticut College
Speaker: Jamie Kleinman, University of Connecticut
For more information on the Symposium, including the agenda, biographies of the speakers, campus map/directions, please visit: http://academicservices.averypoint.uconn.edu/?p=976
This Symposium is sponsored by American Studies Program, UConn and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.