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Seeds
Sustainable Healthy Food Systems & Urban Agriculture

Thursday, November 16th
Morean Center for Clay, Warehouse Arts

Distinguished Aresty Speaker

Will Allen

Urban Farming Pioneer and Founder of Growing Power!
7:00pm – 8:30pm

From professional basketball player to All-American farmer, Will Allen now scores by providing hands-on training, outreach and technical assistance to develop community food systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute nutritious food locally and sustainably.  Author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, Will Allen has simple goals: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.

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The Urban Ag Revolution: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Agro-Innovation from big picture to big profit

The industrial food system is pushing the limits on a global scale, while nimble local food systems are rising to the rescue in small spaces and urban places.  Leaders share ideas on how we are revolutionizing the way we grow, eat and benefit from the bounty of local agro-business.

License to Grow - City Planning for the Future of Food: 8:30am - 10:00am
Local food systems as drivers of economic & community development

Cities around the country are nurturing new ways to feed their citizens – from the ground up – by using zoning, partnerships, and food production as drivers for economic development and community wellness. How can St. Pete be the “NEXT” green giant- that grows gardens, local food businesses and resilience instead of food deserts? We’ll talk with civic leaders from here and around the country to learn what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next. Featuring Robyn Keefe and Derek Kilburn from Planning and Economic Development, City of St. Pete and Michael Meyer, Urban Farmer – Ground Floor Farms.

Prescribing Food as Medicine: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Solving medical problems through menu change

Shouldn’t diet related diseases have diet based cures? Fruit and vegetable prescription programs are an underutilized and popular new tool for addressing diabetes, heart disease and lasting public health. Fresh seasonal food selections could hold the promise of reversing chronic disease and increasing wellness while saving you money. We’ll explore the benefits of plant based programs, area policies and providers showing us the way, and medical professionals examining the claims. So, would you rather stock your refrigerator or your medicine cabinet?

Moderated by Mark Trujillo, Public Health Specialist, UF IFAS Family Nutrition Program and featuring

John Correy, PlantPure, Inc.
Director and Producer, PlantPure Nation & Forks Over Knives  


Rev. Cannon Katie Churchwell
Community Engagement, The Cathedral of St. Petersburg  
(Food Is Medicine program leader in St Petersburg.)


Randall H. Russell
President & CEO, Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete


Roland Lajoie, MD:
Board Certified Endocrinologist & former USF Asst. Professor in
Family Medicine


Dr. Bob Linde:         
Owner, Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies, St. Pete

LUNCH / Networking / Food Truck Farm: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Network with thought leaders in urban agriculture, city planning and economic development, and healthy sustainable food.

Farm to Table for Frugal Families: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Teaching the culinary arts of fresh nutrition

How can you eat well, without blowing out your wallet or your waistline? How can you embrace healthier more nutritious options, when your idea of a dinner usually means hitting the drive-through or the microwave? We’ll discuss today’s farm to table approach to learning and loving whole foods, while teaching how to cook great nutritious meals for under $4 a day!

Area chefs, educators and culinary students showcase example samples:
Pinellas Technical College – Culinary Art Program: Chef Bill Kittell featuring guest presenters Kim Campbell, Director of Recipe Development and Culinary Education, PlantPure, Inc. and Nelson Campbell.

Author of acclaimed healthy living cookbooks and contributor to the film PlantPure Nation, Kim Campbell brings this powerful, science-based approach to nutrition from the big screen to your kitchen. With a focus on inexpensive and seasonal whole foods, she’ll share some of the same mouthwatering recipes that kick-started the revolution, showing us how to enjoy the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet while serving up significant savings on groceries.

 

Food Waste & Woes: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Turn food scraps and yard waste into compost, clean energy and cash, all while cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions, reliance on landfills, and transforming Florida’s sandy soil into gardeners gold. Whether it’s changing industry systems that waste food before it reaches our kitchens, or household habits that have us throwing out 40% of the food we grow.  Panelists will speak to the prevention, recovery and recycling of food waste in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the nation.

Moderated by Ramona Madhosingh-Hector

Kali Rabaut                    Co-Founder, Suncoast Compost  
Scarlett Amey-Wyns    Manager; Fresh Initiative Support Hub   
                                       (FISH) UMUC  
Stephanie Watson       Organics Pilot Program Supervisor,
                                       Pinellas County Solid Waste
Melanie Mason Food Distribution Specialist,
                   FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS)
Ray Wunderlich            Community Farmer, Wunderfarms  

Plant It. Grow It. Eat It: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Growing for family & community

Whether growing for families, communities or for profit, converting yards and vacant lots into food forests and growing enterprises can re-connect kids to nature, feed communities, drive innovation, and create sustainable jobs. So how can you start growing at home? How can you turn sandy Florida soils into bountiful gardens? We’ll show you how! Step by step.  Featuring Bill Bilodeau, President; Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC); Adrian Taylor, Co-Manager; Bartlett Park Garden, SUAC Board Member; Brian Pullen, Sustainability Coordinator, USF St Petersburg; Angela Brown, Social Justice Advocate.

Aresty Speaker Will Allen - Growing Power! 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From professional basketball player to All-American farmer, Will Allen now scores by providing hands-on training, outreach and technical assistance to develop community food systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute nutritious food locally and sustainably.  Author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, Will Allen has simple goals: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.

Seeds Location and Footprint

Map and Address

420 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Morean Center for Clay

The Seeds footprint will take place at the Morean Center for Clay, the Historic Train Station, located on 22nd Street South in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg, FL.  Live music will be held after the event immediately after at 3 Daughters Brewery.  Come to learning and stay for even more fun!

   

Explore Other Themes

Wednesday,
November 15th

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Nutrition Scientist and Co-author of the China Study

Throughout
the Week

Michael Sturtz, Stanford Creative Ignition Lab & Founder of The Crucible, San Francisco

Friday,
November 17th

Geoffrey Canada, Urban Education Leader and Founder of Harlem Children's Zone