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Homegrown Local Food Summit On Monday

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HomeGrown Local Food Summit

This year's Homegrown Local Food Summit will focus on many cultures one movement.  The summit is Monday at Washtenaw Community College with a potluck and a screening of a film about Grace Lee Boggs one of the headliners for the event on Sunday.  

Ecological Economist Josh Farley is the other headliner.  Farley thinks typical market reactions to cover ecological costs of food production have devastating consequences.
Farley says a shift back to agriculture practices that mimic the natural world is needed.  He notes we now use 10 calories of hydro-carbons to produce one calorie of food when we used to produce ten calories of food from one calorie of energy.  

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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