Join us to celebrate a healthier, happier New England
April 21 at 1:00 pm – 3;30pm
PRESENTATIONS AT 1:30 pm
UMass Student Center Cape Cod Lounge
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming students have organized an event for the “unveiling” of a major new effort to grow 50% of the food consumed in New England right here at home by 2060. The “50 by 60” campaign is sponsored by Food Solutions New England. The first Western Massachusetts celebration will at UMass on Tuesday April 21.
Although a leader in the local food movement, New England is currently sourcing more than ninety percent of its food from outside of the region. That means more than ninety percent of the money spent on food in New England is not circulating through our own economy. Campaigns such as “Be a Local Hero” and “No Farms No Food” have been vital to promoting the benefits of purchasing local food. We think the “50 by 60” campaign raises the bar and sets a bold new vision for what we can achieve
This is not a lecture! This is an opportunity for citizens to discuss and interact with experienced farmers, students, and experts about the various elements involved in our food supply. The event is being offered to grant our community the opportunity to illustrate their commitment to local sustainable food, and how that fits into 50/60.
Please join us! And read the report here: