Good Food for Thought Speaker Series

Saturday, March 16

Join us for a speaker series featuring national and regional leaders of the good food movement. They will map the course of this exciting revolution and share their personal insights into the future of Good Food.

Tickets available now!


Good Food for Thought Speaker Series Schedule:

9:00 am-12:00 pm
Offsite Urban Farm Tour

Visit four of Chicago’s leading-edge urban farms.

Windy City Harvest, Chicago Botanic Garden
Wood St. Farm, Growing Home
Iron Street Farm, Growing Power
The Plant
Dan Schnitzer, Academy for Global Citizenship, moderator

11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Organic vs Conventional Food: Why the Stanford Study is Wrong—Room F

Andrew Gunther, Animal Welfare Approved
Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch
Fred Kirschenman, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Irv Cernauskas, Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks, moderator

12:30-1:45 pm
Is a CSA Right for You?—Room F

Jenny Borchardt, Harvest Moon Organic Farms
Kim Marsin, Sweet Home Organics
Jody Osmund, Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm
John Petersen, Angelic Organics, moderator (invited)
Rob Gardner,, moderator

2:00-3:15 pm
How to Advance the Good Food Revolution—Room D/E

Naomi Davis, Blacks in Green
Mari Gallagher, Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group
Wes King, Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Jim Slama,
David Manilow, Check, Please!, moderator

3:30-4:45 pm
Grassroots Biodiversity—Room F

Fred Kirschenman, Stone Barns
Gene Mealhow, Tiny But Mighty Popcorn
Vicki Nowicki, The Land Office, moderator

3:30-4:45 pm
So You Want To Be a Farmer—Room D/E

Sherri Doyle, Angelic Organics Learning Center
Patsy Benveniste, Chicago Botanic Garden (invited)
Terra Brockman, The Land Connection (invited)