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Good Food, Bad Food

Does "voting with your dollars" significantly shape our agricultural systems, if at all? Join us for a discussion about Agriculture, Ethics and Personal Choice with other community members at this event sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
  • Good Food, Bad Food
  • 2017-03-11T13:00:00-08:00
  • 2017-03-11T14:30:00-08:00
  • Does "voting with your dollars" significantly shape our agricultural systems, if at all? Join us for a discussion about Agriculture, Ethics and Personal Choice with other community members at this event sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
  • When Mar 11, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-800)
  • Where Baker County Public Library, 2400 Resort St, Baker City, OR 97814
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  • Contact Phone 541-523-6419
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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? 7 Kristy Athens web.jpg

This is the focus of Good Food, Bad Food: Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice, a free conversation with Kristy Athens on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm at Baker County Public Library, 2400 Resort St, Baker City, Oregon. This program is hosted by Baker County Library District and sponsored by Oregon Humanities

Athens is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On! : The Real Dirt on Country Living. Her food systems work includes presenting at conferences at Chatham and Yale universities, a TEDx Talk, and a chapter in the anthology Food Justice in US and Global Contexts. She lives in Wallowa County, where she works at the NE Oregon Economic Development District as outreach specialist and serves on the board of the Wallowa County Farmers’ Market.

SPONSORED BY: Oregon Humanities and Baker County Library District. 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.