IATP Event Tonight: A New Urban Strategy for Health and Wealth

Quick post, with thanks to Tracy from the Birchwood. growingpower The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is hosting an event about local food and farming in Minneapolis tonight. Here's the information from their website: Be part of an important conversation about urban agriculture, food policy, city planning and food access. Learn from national experts about how urban food systems can improve health, strengthen communities and grow local economies. Speakers:

  • Will Allen, CEO, Growing Power; 2008 MacArthur Fellow
  • Jim Harkness, President, IATP
  • Jerry Kaufman, Professor Emeritus, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wayne Roberts, Manager, Toronto Food Policy Councilwill-allen
  • Stella Whitney-West, CEO, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center; Co-Chair, Homegrown Minneapolis

The event will be held on: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Minneapolis Urban League 2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis The website asks for RSVPs to Anne Walters at this number: 612.870.3408. Hopefully it's not too late.