Upcoming Sessions

DateTopicSpeakers
January
11What We Want, When We Want it: An Overview of the Food System-Christopher Bosso, Northeastern University: General Contours of the Food System

-Sarah Phillips, Boston University: Evolution of Federal Farm Policy

-Brian Donahue, Brandeis University: Changes in New England Agriculture
18What America Eats Today – and Why-Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of Combat-Ready Kitchen

-Louisa Kasdon, Founder, Let’s Talk About Food

-Andrew Levitt, Founder of Purple Carrot

-Maureen Timmons, Northeastern University Dining Services
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Ensuring Domestic Food Security-Parke Wilde, Associate Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

-Alanna Mallon, Program Director, Food for Free, the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program

-Kristina St. Cyr, Coalition and Field Organizer, Massachusetts Public Health Association

-Elizabeth Miller, Office of Food Initiatives, City of Boston
February
1Issues in Global Food Security-Robert Paarlberg, Harvard Kennedy School

-Timothy Wise, Small Planet Institute
8Food System Resilience: A Boston Perspective-Austin Nijhuis, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

-Cheryl Schondek, Greater Boston Food Bank

-Stacy Wiggins, Stop and Shop

-David Andre, American Red Cross
15Leveraging Regional and Local-Cheryl Cronin, CEO, Boston Public Market

-Karen Spiller, Food Solutions New England

-John Lebeaux, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

-Angel Mendez, Red Tomato
22Feeding the City: Farms stands, Coops, Food Trucks, Local Foods-Erica Satin-Hernandez, Shape Up Somerville

-Josh Trautwein, The Fresh Truck

-Darnell Adams, Dorchester Food Coop

-Cassandria Campbell, Fresh Food Generation
March
1Addressing Food Waste-Ashley Stanley, Lovin’ Spoonfuls

-Doug Rauch, Daily Table

-Jenn Faigel, Commonwealth Kitchen

-Ricky Ashenfelter, Spoiler Alert
15Possibilities and Limits of Urban Agriculture-Bessie DiDomenica, Food Policy Researcher and Academic Writer

-Rose Arruda, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

-Michelle de Lima, Boston Community Gardens

-Lydia Sisson, Mill City Grows
22The Hands that Produce Your Food-Alexandre Galimberti, Oxfam America

-Edith Murnane, Food Systems Consultant

-Brian Lang, Local 26

-Jennie Msall, Farm Aid
29Making Healthy Choices-Eric Rimm, Harvard School of Public Health/Menus of Change

-Kellene Isom, Bariatric Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

-Alison Gerber, Community Servings

-Johnisha Levi, Oldways
April
5Climate Change and Sustainability: A focus on Coffee and CacaoTBA
12Leveraging the System to Reshape ItTBA
19The Future of FoodTBA