[Post-sustainability-committee] Sustainable Food Production: Hofstra Event

Scott Carlin Scott.Carlin at liu.edu
Sun Apr 15 18:20:00 EDT 2018

Thursday, April 19: “The State of Long Island's Suburban Agriculture - Where Do We Grow From Here?”

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Center Theater. Hofstra University

The future of sustainable food production on Long Island will be addressed in the conference “The State of Long Island's Suburban Agriculture - Where Do We Grow From Here?” The event is sponsored by Hofstra’s National Center for Suburban Studies, the Long Island Food Coalition and the North Shore Land Alliance. Food activist, writer and trainer Mark Winne is the keynote speaker.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration<https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?com=rsvp&eID=26601> is required. Seating is limited. For more information, send an email<mailto:annetta.centrellavitale at hofstra.edu> to event organizer Annetta Centrella-Vitale, Hofstra Adjunct Instructor of Sustainability Studies.

This conference brings together local experts in the fields of sustainable food production and distribution representing current practices in both agriculture and aquaculture. There will be opportunities to discuss obstacles in the local food system that are impeding sustainable progress.

Panel Discussions:

Panel 1: Existing Framework Related to our Local Food System

Panel 2: Topic: Present Local Food Systems - Are they Sustainable?

Panel 3: Topic: Importance of Local Agriculture to Health and Education

Panel 4: Suburban Agriculture Forming Communities


Scott Carlin, Ph.D.
Director, LIU Post Center for Sustainability
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
LIU Post
Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3404 (work)
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