Don’t miss these items in local food and agriculture news from around our region:
BLUE TECH MEETUP: SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
Tuesday, July 17, 2:00–6:00pm
55 Cromwell Street
Providence, RI 02907
The future of our oceans is at risk due to pressures such as overfishing, bycatch, acidification and rising ocean temperatures. At the same time, organizations are hard at work to continually improve the sustainability of wild fisheries. In New England in particular, coastal waters are as clean as they have been in 150 years, contributing to the continued growth of aquaculture (such as our beloved shellfish).
In this session we will explore how innovation and technology can allow us to improve sustainability to meet the globe’s rising demand for seafood and other ocean-based protein through innovative systems, local support, and bluetech.
Please join us for an engaging event full of local entrepreneurs, chefs, producers, distributors, regulators, VC’s and disruptors within the fishing and aquaculture industries who want to discuss actionable steps to further improve sustainable seafood systems.
This event is put on by The Spoon and our partners the City of Providence, SeaAhead, and Pilotworks. It is one in a series of food tech meetups we host to promote economic mobility, the growth of new ventures, and innovation with the “new” food ecosystem. We hope you’ll join us!
SUPPLY RI — CONNECTING RI PRODUCTS TO RI ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS
Thursday, August 9, 2:00–4:00pm
Hope & Main
691 Main St
Warren, RI 02885
SupplyRI is Governor Raimondo’s initiative to connect local suppliers to our state’s largest employers, and Relish Rhody is the Governor’s statewide Food Strategy. Thank you for your interest in and work to increase connections between local growers, makers, and fishers with eaters across the state!
After our successful kick-off, we are looking forward to hosting our first Meet the Buyer Event & Trade Show on August 9th! To ensure a successful event please fill out the below registration with information about your business by July 27th. We will follow up with more information about setup and day-of activities shortly.
If you have any questions, please be in touch with Rhode Island Director of Food Strategy Sue AnderBois at Sue.AnderBois@governor.ri.gov.
THE FOOD PROJECT’S SUMMER INSTITUTE
August 1–3 | Cost: $450
Food Project Sites
Boston, Lynn, Lincoln
Learn, grow, and connect with your peers from across the country and the world at The Food Project’s dynamic, hands-on Summer Institute taking place from August 1 to 3, 2018.
A taste of what you’ll find at the Institute:
- Learn the foundations of youth leadership development in the context of farming, social justice, and food access initiatives
- Have engaged conversations with The Food Project staff, Seed Crew and Root Crew youth, and others interested in youth-led sustainable, local agriculture
- Get inspiration and support from others to create change in your own community
The Food Project’s three-day Summer Institute is packed with activities on our farms, workshops, and engaging conversation that will teach you about youth development, sustainable urban and suburban agriculture models, food and social justice initiatives, and how to build more food secure communities.