JOIN FOX VALLEY SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK FOR BUILDING LOCAL, RESILIENT & EQUITABLE FOOD SYSTEM WEBINAR
07/29/2020

WEBINAR THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Online PR News – 29-July-2020 – Chicago – On Thursday, August 6 from 11am to 12pm, the Fox Valley Sustainability Network will host a webinar on Building a Local, Resilient and Equitable Food System. The webinar is free and open to all. The Fox Valley Sustainability Network works on environmental, economic and quality of life issues and projects in and around the Fox Valley. To register for the webinar, go to http://www.foxvalleysustainabilitynetwork.com/events.

Building a Local, Resilient and Equitable Food System webinar will address the future of locally grown food and food systems across the Fox Valley. Topics will include the impact of COVID-19 in relation to food systems, local farmer perspectives, CSA’s, indoor farming, Kane County initiatives such as green growers and farmer training, and other avenues for local food access.

Speakers include:
*Katie Palomares, Mighty Greens Farm, discussing operations, market, and any changes due to COVID-19
*Ashley Keller, Owner of Fishy Green Organic Farm, discussing operations, market, and any changes due to COVID-19
*Jason Halm, Farm Manager at Conservation Foundation’s Green Earth Harvest Program, organic farming and the Green Earth Harvest Program
*Liz Moran, Executive Director of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, local food sources and programs on a state level

“Local and sustainable food systems add value to local communities because it creates and sustains community-based jobs, offers local sources to food and supports local farmers,” said Abby Beck, Batavia Fifth Ward Alderwoman and member of the Fox Valley Sustainability Network Core Team. “These programs enhance the environmental and economic health of the Fox Valley as a whole.”

Every year, the Fox Valley Sustainability Network hosts six forums which cover 25 communities in four counties. Forum topics discuss topics that include solar energy, waste reduction, green infrastructure, transportation, plastic pollutants and more. During the COVID-19 health pandemic, the forums moved to a webinar format to continue the discussion of sustainability. Support from sponsors, including Kane County, Applied Ecological Services, City of Elgin, Village of Montgomery, Elevate Energy, Village of Algonquin and Certasun, have helped make the forums possible.

About The Fox Valley Sustainability Network
The Fox Valley Sustainability Network brings together the public and private sectors from around the Fox Valley to cut across boundaries and create a healthy, sustainable and vibrant region. The Fox Valley Sustainability Network is an ongoing entity working on various issues and projects within the Valley. The Fox Valley Sustainability Network is a project of Seven Generations Ahead, City of Aurora, Kane County, and a5 Branding and Digital in collaboration with Fox Valley communities and counties. To learn more, visit: http://www.foxvalleysustainabilitynetwork.com/.