World on Your Plate conference to address food, environment, sustainability

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The 12th annual World on Your Plate conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10 in the Wick Campus Center at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Hours are 7 – 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s conference will celebrate the International Year of Soil. Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland, will speak on “The Food Not Eaten” on Friday. Rowen White from SeedSavers will speak on “Seeds – Components to Our Future Sustainability” on Saturday.

Saturday workshops will be held on topics including food justice, community gardens, the healing power of cultural arts, renewable energy, the Weston A. Price Foundation on nutrition, cellular health, socially responsible investing, cookware, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) nutrition, Yemeni and Mediterranean traditions and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

There will be an organic vegetarian lunch created from local CSA-donated vegetables, a dance demonstration, vendors, and many resources on sustainable living.

Registration for the full conference is $25 for early birds and $30 at the door. This includes all speakers, refreshments, workshops, and special events for Friday night and Saturday. Attendance for Friday night only is $10 (early or at the door). Students are free with ID and advance/early bird registration.

World on Your Plate aims to restore the earth by promoting sustainability for farmers, farm workers and consumers alike; by advancing education and action on issues of food safety, security, and sovereignty, and by creating a table where all are welcome.

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