Registration is now open for the 2011 Hazon Food Conference!!!

Have you never been able to attend a Hazon Food Conference because they have always happened in December? Are you in need of a fun, educational and possibly life changing experience this summer? Then you are in luck because the date and venue of the 2011 Hazon Food Conference has been finalized and registration is now open.

From August 18-21 educators, rabbis, farmers, policy makers, chefs, nutritionists, Jews of every shape, size and walk of life will all join together in Davis, CA to explore the connections between Jewish tradition, food, the environment and our lives.
Just to whet your appetites, here is a look at the tracks that will be offered–each featuring dozens of programs and sessions:
Do It Yourself (DIY) Food
Food Justice & Tikkun Olam
Jewish Tradition & Food: History & Culture
Food Systems and Policy
Jewish Agriculture
Health and Nutrition
Text, Values and Tradition
So head over to register now!

4 thoughts on “Registration is now open for the 2011 Hazon Food Conference!!!

  1. @JG
    first off, it’s been a huge issue for years and the Jewish community has been increasingly interested in the last decade, climaxing in the last 4-5 years or so. Agriprocessors had alot to do with it.
    Jewish community aside, issues of food security, justice, production and consumption are hugely important, perhaps the most important, issues in our society. Plus, as obesity increases and transparency of the fast food and processed food industries grows people are beginning to realize that there is something horribly wrong with our food; and that much of our food isn’t really food at all.
    I highly, highly, highly recommend for everyone, but especially you JG, to attend the Hazon Food Conference. In addition to the important work on food and the environment that Hazon does, the FC is also the most successful example of pluralist Jewish expression I’ve ever seen in my life. Plus I’d like to meet you face to face 😉

  2. I can’t argue that food is or isn’t an important issue. But it seemed to come out of nowhere in the last few years, or rather it came out of foundation supported projects run by a small handful of nonprofits (including Hazon, Shalom Center). The Kellogg foundation in particular seems to have taken this on.
    Does anyone remember conversations in synagogue seven years ago where folks said ‘damn, why doesn’t anyone help start shul based CSA’s!’
    There’s a sense that unlike, say, the Jewish environmental movement, the whole food thing was driven by demand creators as opposed to product providers. That’s not a bad thing necessarily, but it feels awkward.
    Justin, I’m not a real person so you can never meet me. Now back to my store brand corn chips.

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