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“Good Food, Bad Food” – A conversation with Kristy Athens at #SalemOR Public Library

Good Food, Fad Food:

Agriculture, Ethics and Personal Choice

A conversation with Kristy Athens

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7 PM

Salem Public Library – Anderson Rooms A & B

585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97309

Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. Are these choices as consequential as consumers would like them to be? Does “voting with your dollars” significantly shape our agricultural systems?

This is the focus of “Good Food, Bad Food: Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice,” a free conversation with Kristy Athens.

This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Athens is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living. In 2014, she received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts. She will complete an MS in food systems and society from Marylhurst University in June 2015. She lives in Wallowa County, Oregon, where she works at the NE Oregon Economic Development District as outreach specialist.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas to change lives and transform communities. Their programs and publications include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine.Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.


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