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Future Harvest CASA Official Viewing Party
for TEDx Manhattan "Changing the Way We Eat"

Letelier Theater, 3251 Prospect Street, NW - Upper Courtyard
Saturday, February 12; 10 a.m - 6 p.m.

Local farmers who provide CSAs, grass-fed meats and urban agriculture training to DC-area consumers will bring a local spin to the Future Harvest-CASA webcast viewing party of TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat. Click to see the day's schedule!

This one-day TEDx event will explore the food system—from what happened, to where we are, to what we are doing to shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming is the lead sponsor of TEDx Manhattan. Future Harvest – A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (CASA), a non-profit that promotes sustainable agriculture in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware, is the sponsor of the Washington, DC TEDx viewing party.

Response to this event has been tremendous and we have closed registration. We look forward to seeing all who signed up on Saturday!

If you can't join us, you can still experience the live talks from New York by logging in to the webcast on your computer:


The local line-up of Future Harvest-CASA members includes the following sustainable farmers who are changing the way consumers eat in the Chesapeake region, each of whom will give a short presentation about his or her farm during breaks in the webcast:


Maura Balliett, Fresh and Local CSA (Shepherdstown, WV)

John Brill, Sligo Creek Farm (Montgomery County, MD)

Kristin Carbone, Radix Farm (Prince George's County, MD)

Pablo Elliott, Local Food Project at Airlie (Warrenton, VA)

Lynne Ferguson, Ferguson Family Farm (Baltimore County, MD)

Paul Mock, Mock's Greenhouse (Berkley Springs, WV)

Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, ECO City Farms (Prince George's County, MD)

Ibti Vincent, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture (Alexandria, VA)

Woody Woodruff, Red Wiggler Farm (Montgomery County, MD)


The world-class line-up of speakers giving inspiring live talks from New York in three webcast blocks includes:

· Lucas Knowles, USDA Coordinator of “Know Your Farmer Know Your Food”

· Michel Nischan, James Beard Award-winning chef/Wholesome Wave CEO/sustainable food pioneer

· Laurie David, Environmental Author and Activist

· Professor Frederick Kaufman, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

· Curt Ellis, Filmmaker and star of the Peabody Award-winning film King Corn

· Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA

· Cheryl Rogowski, Glynwood Harvest Award Winner & the first US farmer awarded a MacArthur Genius Award

· Kenneth Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group

· Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation

· Karen Hudson, Farmer and President of the Dairy Education Alliance

· Britta Riley, Windowfarms creator and artist

· Brian Halweil, editor of Edible East End, publisher of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute and Co-Director of the Nourishing the Planet project

· Barbara Askins, President of the 125th St Business Improvement District [Harlem]

· Ian Cheney, founding Board member of Food Corps, filmmaker [Truck Farm, The Greening of Southie, King Corn], urban truck farmer

· Michael Conard, Asst Director at the Urban Design Lab & Adjunct Assoc Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.

· John Fraser, Chef/Proprietor of Dovetail restaurant, NYC

· Kathy Lawrence, Program Director of the national collaborative School Food Focus

· Elizabeth U, Exec Director of Finance for Food, a solutions-oriented innovator at the intersection of sustainable food systems and social finance


Refreshments throughout the day will be provided by in-kind food sponsors who work with local farmers and producers. These include Clyde’s, Yola, Good Dog Coffee and MOM’s Organic Markets. Other event sponsors include Ted Rouse, partner in Baltimore’s Big City Farms, and Gus Schumacher, Vice President for Policy of Wholesome Wave Foundation.


A Community Information Exchange will include handouts from our speakers and others for attendees to take home. Future Harvest-CASA's Amazing Grazing directory of grass-fed meat producers will also be available. Attendees are welcome to bring their own flyers and information to share as well.

More details to come! Check back here or follow us on Twitter @fhcasa or Facebook.



About Future Harvest-CASA

Future Harvest - A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (Future Harvest-CASA) is a network of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC. Future Harvest-CASA promotes profitable, environmentally sound and socially acceptable food and farming systems that work to sustain communities.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like* experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.