SAVE THE DATE:
March 23 - 25, 2012
Get ready for an engaging weekend with opportunities for conversations, workshops and meals among students, farmers and all those passionate about the future of our food.
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Keynote Speaker for AFAS 2012
Sebastian Naskaris, AFAS Keynoter
Meet Sebastian Naskaris. A FoodCorps service member currently working in Moore County, North Carolina. Sebastian has dedicated time working at farms across the world, in the kitchens emphasizing fresh and quality product and even on the stage as an actor. He is now working to to bring produce into 5 different schools in Moore County and is leading efforts to build school gardens while using them to teach students about the benefits of healthy eating. Sebastian is excited to come to AFAS so that he can impart some of his own wisdom while also learning from everyone attending!
Check out Sebastian's clip on NBC's Nightly news and his article on the FarmPlate to learn more!
__You are invited to the Inaugural Appalachian Food & Agriculture Summit!
__What is it?
The Appalachian Food and Agriculture Summit 2012 aims to provide opportunities for interested students and Appalachian community members to engage in workshops, discussions, and hands on experiences focused around regionalized food systems.
This Summit is coordinated by a joint effort between the Sustainable Food Corps and Civic Agriculture & Food Systems Minor at Virginia Tech.
The AFAS 2012 Student Planning Team aims to
Who is invited?
YOU! Interested students and community members throughout Appalachia are welcome and encouraged to attend; no matter your interest level or expertise. AFAS 2012 is about learning, connecting, and collaborating around Appalachia's food and agriculture; if that sounds interesting to you, join us!
What do we consider Appalachia?
Just like defining a foodshed, we've found that identifying the Appalachian region has proven to be elusive. We identify the Appalachian region as the states that contribute to the Appalachian Mountains. From Georgia to Kentucky to Pennsylvania, we look forward to creating connections with people throughout Appalachia.