Food producers and others interested in our food systems can share their perspectives and collaborate to address concerns at a University of Wyoming Extension event in Cheyenne.
“Documentaries & Dialogues: Rethinking our Food System” is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in room 109 in the Pathfinder Building at Laramie County Community College.
The documentary is meant to challenge participants to think about and discuss the sustainability of our food system, said Juliet Daniels, extension community development educator for southeast Wyoming.
A facilitated discussion of what can be done to design and support a sustainable food system that is good for people, the land and food producers follows the film, said Daniels.
The event is free but limited to 30. Registration is at http://bit.ly/wyosustainable.
“It’s important for people to have a say in the matters that most impact them and to hear from others who might feel differently,” said Daniels. “Without this type of dialogue, we end up in polarized fights and are unable to make meaningful change.”
The film is about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations, said Daniels. The film investigates the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues such as soil loss, water depletion, climate change and pesticide use, to leaders determined to fix it, she said.
The event is part of UW Extension’s Community Conversations Wyoming initiative, meant to encourage people to come together to discuss and address difficult issues communities face.
For more information, contact Daniels at 307-633-534383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.