July 27th, 2010

Save the date: the 2010 Alabama Food Summit is scheduled for November 12-13, 2010. Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap, will be the keynote speaker. We’re big fans of Mark’s advocacy on behalf of food access and food security; he writes that “food is emblematic of a promise fulfilled for some but falling ever so short for many.”

Members of the Greater Birmingham Community Food Partners are working to make this the best, most informative food summit ever, but we need your help. Do you have an area of expertise related to community gardening, farming, food security or the food system? Do you have a specific topic you would like to see covered at the annual Food Summit?  We need your voices, and we want YOU to submit proposals for a talk or a break out session.

We’re looking for topics related to one of these areas of focus:

1.  Bringing food security to your community
2.  Food policy and advocacy
3.  Economic development and food

Please submit proposals by August 15, 2010 to bhamfoodsecurity@gmail.com

UPDATED LOCATION INFO: The Food Summit will convene at the historic Avon Theatre on November 12, with various events scheduled throughout the community on November 13.