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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Getting from Farm to Fork

Food, energy, water and climate crises, plus a global rise in obesity amidst widespread hunger and undernutrition, have re-focused public attention on the deficiencies and complexities of the global food system. Yet, the diversity of alternative food systems demonstrates that food systems can be nutrition-sensitive, socially just and sustainable.

Food Literacy for All, a lecture series hosted by the University of Michigan, Detroit Food Policy Council and Food Lab Detroit meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through April at Angell Hall, Auditorium B, 419 South State Street, in Ann Arbor. Community members may RSVP at

The annual Local Food Summit 2020 will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the Morris Lawrence Building of Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive, in Ann Arbor, with keynote speaker farmer activist and author of Farming While Black, Leah Penniman. Register at

Transforming food systems will require coordinated effort, discipline and practical perspectives for understanding how value systems shape food and agriculture.