The 2017 Food Citizen Symposium was a great success!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the effort. It was great to see so many students in attendance. We will soon be posting the archived livestream video to this page for those who want to access the replay.
A big THANK YOU to the following folks:
Diane Ott Wealy
Steve and Jeanne Upson
Paul R. Davis
Thanks to our sponsors:
Seed Savers Exchange
Kicking Horse Coffee
We look forward to planning next year’s event!
Friday, April 14th, 2017
|8:00 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration & Student Poster Session||Shaw Lobby|
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||
Session I - "American as Apple Pie": Food Citizenship, and the Stories We Tell - Dan Platt, PhD, Graceland University Humanities Department
Like its cousin concept, national citizenship, “food citizenship” is a strange bouillabaisse of geography, politics, and storytelling...
|10:00 - 11:00 a.m.||
Session II - Insects: The Ultimate Superfood - Kate Ytell, Graceland University Alumnus '16, B.A.
The world’s appetite for meat is growing, and addressing food security with regard for the environmental is becoming an increasingly relevant issue...
|11:00 a.m. - Noon||
Session III - Why Grow Your Own Food - Steve Upson, Senior Consultant at the Noble Foundation
Why grow your own food? When asked this question most people respond ’to save money’ or ‘to eat healthy’...
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||
|Higdon Admin. Building - Harpham Heritage Chapel|
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.||
Session IV - The DIrt on Soil Health and Human Health - Gail Fuller, G & L Whole Food and Fuller Family Farms
When it comes to your health, you're standing on the answer...
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.||
Session V - Importance of Seed Saving - Diane Ott Whealy, Expert Gardener and co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange
Through her session, Importance of Seed Saving, Diane will discuss how backyard gardeners can protect the genetic diversity of our food supply through heirloom gardening...
|3:00 - 4:00 p.m.||
Session VI - "Waste Not" with Aliza Eliazarov (Keynote Speaker), Freelance Photographer
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear New York City based photographer Aliza Eliazarov share her perspective on making creative portraiture, conceptual still life and long term documentary images...