Jim Embry speaks in recognition of Terra Madre Day: Nashville, TN (12/12) and Lexington, KY (12/13)

In recognition of Terra Madre Day, Jim Embry will speak in Nashville on Dec 12, 6 - 8 PM and in Lexington, KY Dec 13,  7 - 9 PM at Good Foods Market and Cafe.
Dec. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Nashville, TN and Lexington, KY International Slow Food Congress delegate, Jim Embry of Lexington, KY speaks in Nashville on December 12 and in Lexington, KY in recognition of Terra Madre Day. Terra Madre Day (http://www.slowfood.com/terramadreday/) is a worldwide celebration held every year on December 10 to reconnect communities with local food. Organized by Slow Food since 2009, each year over 1000 unique events show the diversity of our food cultures. In recognition of Terra Madre Day, Jim Embry will speak in Nashville on Dec 12, 6 - 8 PM and in Lexington, KY Dec 13,  7 - 9 PM at Good Foods Market and Cafe (http://goodfoods.coop/).   Kentucky sustainability and slow food activist, Jim Embry will speak in Nashville, TN on December 12 about his recent trip to Italy as a delegate to Terra Madre (http://www.terramadre.info) and the International Slow Food Congress. His talk will take place at the West End United Methodist Church (http://www.westendumc.org/church_wide_events/events/2012/09-19/a-place-at-the-table---wednesday-night-dinner), 2200 West End Avenue, as part of Chef Martha Stamps’  “A Place at the Table” program. The evening will begin at 5 PM with a delicious locally sourced supper ($10 for adults and $5 for children) prepared by Chef Martha Stamps (http://www.marthastampscatering.com/Feast_with_Martha.htm... Embry’s presentation will follow at 6 PM. This event was mentioned by Lesley Yeats, the vegetarian food diarist, in her  Nashville Scene article (http://www.nashvillescene.com/bites/archives/2012/11/27/a...).     Jim Embry is the founder/director of Sustainable Communities Network (http://sustainlex.org/) in Lexington, KY which 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 community 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 the annual Bluegrass Local Food Summit (http://sustainlex.org/Bluegrasslocalfoodsummit2012descriptionsummary.html), trained 300+ teachers to organize school gardens (http://sustainlex.org/Schoolgardenworkshop2012June18.html), inspired the creation of 40+ community gardens, supported 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 (http://www.foodsecurity.org/FPC/). 40 years ago in 1972 Embry was a founding member of Good Foods Co-op which had a focus then and now on a local, sustainable food system.   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 (http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/dettaglioStampa.plp?tipo=UltimaOra&id=3390da80bd4bc44089df2ccff7d0cbf3en) In addition several video interviews with Jim Embry are available at: 1) Terra Madre - Urban Farm Online (http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/urban-farm-videos/urban-farming-activities/terra-madre.aspx) 2) Jim Embry on Kentucky Educational Television (http://www.ket.org/cgi-bin/cheetah/watch_video.pl?nola=KCWRS+000735&altdir=&template)   Embry’s presentation will include information on Terra Madre, the Slow Food Congress,  A Thousand Gardens in Africa (http://www.fondazioneslowfood.it/pagine/eng/orti/cerca.lasso?-id_pg=30) project, Slow Food Presidia, Slow Food University (http://www.unisg.it), and much more! His engaging and inspiring style will surely leave all participants more informed and inspired to enhance their sustainable food system work in the Nashville area.   To register for the dinner contact: West End United Methodist Church at 615-312-8500 For general information contact: Martha Stamps: 615-983-8850, info@marthastampscatering.com Jim Embry, 859-270-3699, embryjim@gmail.com, sustainlex.org   Other useful links: Terra Madre (http://www.terramadre.info), Slow Food USA (http://www.slowfoodusa.org/),  Martha Stamps (http://www.marthastampscatering.com/Feast_with_Martha.html), Sustainable Communities Network (http://sustainlex.org/), West End United Methodist Church (http://www.westendumc.org/church_wide_events/events/2012/09-19/a-place-at-the-table---wednesday-night-dinner),  Feast Together (http://www.feasttogether.org/index.php),  Slow Food Nashville (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Slow-Food-Nashville/144806540693), Slow Money Middle Tennessee (http://slowmoneymidtn.org/), A Thousand Gardens in Africa (http://www.fondazioneslowfood.it/pagine/eng/orti/cerca.lasso?-id_pg=30) project, Nashville Scene article (http://www.nashvillescene.com/bites/archives/2012/11/27/a-place-at-the-table-continues-with-dinner-and-a-message-about-organic-food), Slow Food Bluegrass (http://www.slowfoodbluegrass.org/site/)
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