International Slow Food Congress delegate, Jim Embry of Lexington, KY speaks in Nashville on Dec 12

Sustainability activist Jim Embry will present at the Nashville West End United Methodist Church on December 12 at 6 PM as part of Chef Martha Stamps’ “A Place at the Table.” Please call 615-321-8500 to register for the dinner at 5 PM.
Dec. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Nashville, TN International Slow Food Congress delegate, Jim Embry of Lexington, KY speaks in Nashville on Wednesday, December 12. Kentucky sustainability activist, Jim Embry will speak in Nashville, TN on December 12 about his recent trip to Italy as a delegate to Terra Madre and the International Slow Food Congress. His talk will take place at the West End United Methodist Church (2200 West End Avenue; Nashville, TN 37203) at 6 PM as part of “A Place at the Table” organized by Chef Martha Stamps ( Participants are encouraged to attend the dinner which begins at 5 PM. The cost of the meal is $10.00 for adults/$5.00 for children with a vegan option. Community members are invited along with church members for both the dinner and presentation. To register for the dinner, please contact West End United Methodist Church at 615-321-8500. Jim Embry is the founder/director of Sustainable Communities Network in Lexington, KY. Sustainable Communities Network ( formed in 2006 is a web of relationships that extend locally, nationally and internationally. Embry considers a local food system as the foundation of a sustainable community and works with all sectors of the food system in re-creating sustainable connections with food that encompass political, ecological, social and spiritual dimensions. Over the past 6 years Jim Embry as director of Sustainable Communities Network has hosted an annual local food summit (, trained 300+ teachers to organize school gardens (, inspired the creation of 40+ community gardens, sponsored a monthly food film series, provided workshops and retreats for the faith community, has given 45+ talks a year on Slow Food, Terra Madre and food justice, wrote articles or given interviews to various media, helped plan several statewide and national conferences on food security, served on the local government Climate Action Plan Team, and guided efforts to create a food policy council ( As a delegate to the International Slow Food Congress an interview with Jim Embry was posted on the event website: Growing the Good (Slow) Food Revolution - Salone del Gusto ( In addition several video interviews with Jim Embry are available at: 1) Terra Madre - Urban Farm Online ( 2) Jim Embry on Kentucky Educational Television ( Embry’s presentation will include information on the Slow Food Congress, A Thousand Gardens in Africa project, Slow Food presidia, Slow Food University, Terra Madre and much more! His engaging and inspiring style will surely leave all participants more informed and inspired to enhance their food system work in the Nashville area. In addition to this special talk on December 12 at 6 PM, ecologically grown and heirloom seeds will be available for sale on behalf of EConsulting (tm) ( For more information contact: West End United Methodist Church, 615-321-8500, 2200 West End Avenue; Nashville, TN 37203 Irucka Embry, 615-713-7094,, Jim Embry, 859-270-3699,,
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