New Agrarian Center Leadership Summit
Posted by on March 9, 2009
Leadership Summit 2009
March 21st & 22nd
The New Agrarian Center and Open Roads Institute presents Leadership Summit 2009 – Cleveland Ohio. The summit’s core objectives are to convene, inform, and engage an interdisciplinary network of institutions and organizations committed to building sustainable communities. A series of educational sessions, panel discussions, and keynotes offers participants practical insights and useful tools to inform decision-making that leverages community assets, and strategically positions resources for a sustainable future.
Keynote and speakers include Catherine Austin Fitts, Michael Shuman, Debra Rowe, Mark Winne, Chris Bedford, and many more…
Topics areas include:
Urban and suburban agriculture
Strengthening urban and rural connections
Community economic development
Mapping the financial ecology of your community
Peer-to-peer and business-to-business economics
and much more…
Events include the world premier of Polycultures, Food Where We Live.
Brad Masi, Executive Director of the New Agrarian Center, will premiere PolyCultures: Food Where We Live, a documentary film and multi-media production project developed in collaboration with LESS Productions in
Cleveland. The film, which is also premiering concurrently at the Cleveland International Film Festival, shows the inventiveness and power of grassroots community to enact change in the local food system.
Please register early as space is limited and filling fast.
About The New Agrarian Center
The New Agrarian Center (NAC) connects grassroots communities in an effort to grow a healthy local food system – healthy for body, land, economy, and community. Based out of the George Jones Farm and Nature Preserve in Oberlin, OH, the NAC offers a young farmer incubator and solution-center for providing the basic needs of food, energy, and shelter while enhancing environmental quality. The NAC also operates City Fresh, a social enterprise that seeks to improve local food access and the health of urban communities through local food distribution, urban agriculture, youth programs, and community education.
About Open Roads Institute
Open Roads Institute (ORI, pronounced “o-REE”) is a professional services firm that supports schools, foundations, and other nonprofit organizations. We deliver services in three primary practice areas: talent acquisition, professional development, and technical assistance. ORI’s comprehensive approach to community development facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration through strategic convening, and harnesses the power of community engagement to achieve sustainable results.
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