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Feast and Famine: The Food System of the Mid-Shore

Date: October 24, 2016

A Lecture on Food Systems with Neoma Rohman of the Mid-Shore Food System Coalition

October 24th is National Food Day, a national holiday that inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Join us for an exciting Food Day talk that will draw attention to eating and growing foods for our own health and to put our food system on a more humane and sustainable path.

The Mid-Shore contains ⅓ of Maryland’s farmland but 1 in 10 residents struggle to get enough to eat! How is this possible? Neoma Rohman will provide an intensely interactive workshop to learn the realities of life here on the Shore, how the “system” really works, and what you can do to help.

Neoma Rohman is a local food activist and is deeply involved in the issues surrounding food; especially those of food equity, food justice, local foods and sustainable and organic growing practices.

Her mission is to channel the efforts and energy of the community to effect positive change and enhance quality of life.  To that end, she is employed as the Director of the Mid-Shore Food System Coalition and as a Community Resilience & Sustainability Consultant in the local community.

After Neoma Rohman’s workshop, stick around for a small reception featuring a tasting of smoothies made from local Aronia berries!  

This event is part of the Chestertown Environmental Committee’s Homesteading Series and is sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society, Chestertown Environmental Committee, Phi Beta Kappa and Figg’s Ordinary.