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Now in its 15th year, the Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference returns to celebrate  people and organizations that care about their food quality, its origin and how it is grown.

This year’s conference is themed “Real Homeland Security: Food, Health, and Community,” and will seek to provide workable solutions that address our current food system.

Healthy food eggsAmong the notable speakers scheduled for the conference are Wendell Berry, farmer and author; Dr. Daphne Miller, M.D., author of “Farmacology”; Darby Minow Smith, assistant managing editor of Grist Magazine; and Will Harris, president of White Oak Pastures, a sustainable and environmentally friendly farm in Georgia.

On Friday, Oct. 10, there will be a Student Forum at Jefferson Community & Technical College, 200 E. Broadway, until 1:30 p.m., followed by a kickoff farm-to-table Harvest Dinner at Kentucky Country Day School. Smith will speak, and there will be live music by John Gage. Cost to attend the dinner is $35.

Saturday, Oct. 11, begins with registration and a light farm-to-table breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a full day of speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities. The fee of $35 covers breakfast, lunch of local, seasonal food, snacks and conference material.

For more information or to inquire about scholarship opportunities, contact Aloma Dew at (270) 685-2034 or at [email protected]

To see a complete schedule of events or to register, visit the Healthy Foods, Local Farms website.

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Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson tackles the 3Rs — retail, restaurants, real estate — plus, economic development. He loves bacon, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono. Check out his books, “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” and “100 Things to do in Louisville Before You Die.” He has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. In his spare time, he plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies.Email Kevin at [email protected]