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Food Security and Disaster Resilience Workshop

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this public event, AmeriCorps Project Conserve members Jillian Wolf (serving OGS) and Sara DeFosset (serving the Hemlock Restoration Initiative) will facilitate an exploration of potential food system responses to emergency situations.

How might Buncombe County residents prepare to cope with and eventually thrive in the face of disruption to commercial food distribution networks?

To help answer this question are panelists Amy Meier (MANNA Foodbank), Kiera Boulan (Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council), Amber Weaver (City of Asheville Office of Sustainability), Carolina Arias (Bountiful Cities/Asheville Buncombe Community Gardens Network), and Patryk Battle (Living Web Farms).

Our food systems are subject to disruption on fronts from climate change-related events like drought, flood and fires to rapid fluctuations in population size or food prices and a myriad of other possible disturbances. This event is an invitation to examine our capacity to withstand these systemic shocks as they pertain to our food supply, and to converse in community about ways in which we can become more self-reliant in the longer term.

See also and Our agricultural well-being is inextricably tied to the health of our natural environment.


May 20, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lenoir Rhyne Board Room
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States