Levin College Forum Events

Feeding Cleveland: Creating a Sustainable Local Food System

Part of the Building Our Future Beyond Foreclosure Series
Garden and Volunteers at the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Shelter
Photo Credit: Submitted by Lydia Bailey, Feeding Cleveland Photo Contest

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
4:00-6:30 p.m.

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium

About this Forum

Featuring C. Clare Hinrich, Associate Professor of rural sociology at Penn State University and editor of the new book, Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for Sustainability. Dr. Hinrichs is widely viewed as an expert on the intersection between agriculture, food systems and the environment. This forum will focus on the state of Northeast Ohio's food system from production to distribution and consumption. It will explore ways that Northeast Ohio can craft and sustain local food systems to improve social, economic, and environmental outcomes in our communities through the innovative use of land.


Megan Chaney, Planner, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Darwin Kelsey, Executive Director, Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy

Brad Masi, Founder, New Agrarian Center

Sharon Glaspie, Director, Garden Boyz

Moderator: Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director for Technical Services, Cleveland State University Library

Building Our Future Beyond Foreclosure Series

Thank you to our sponsors!
Third Federal Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Neighborhood Progress, Inc., Enterprise Community Partners, The Cleveland Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Continue the discussion on our Facebook page. Just go to the Foreclosure Resources page and click on the Facebook link and then click on the discussions tab at the top of the Facebook page. You will also find a report of the results of our audience survey on the resource page.

About the Series:
The foreclosure crisis in Cuyahoga County did not happen overnight. Similarly, the strategies for moving our communities and residents Beyond Foreclosure will take time to evolve. Over the coming year, the Levin College Forum will focus on strategies, tactics and projects that are new, creative, environmentally sustainable and invigorating to the marketplace. Challenging times are not new to Cleveland, and on this issue, where no roadmap exists, we have an opportunity to create a new path to our future. What do we want the 2020 census say about our region, our cities, our residents and our neighborhoods? What are the policies, tactics and strategies we can employ now to make this happen?

Join us as we work together, Building our Future Beyond Foreclosure. Be part of the conversation, connect with policy makers to rebuild Northeast Ohio's cities.


Forum programs are free and open to the public, but please register

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