Local Food Panel - Lincoln, Neb.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Center for Rural Affairs' Lizzie Swalley will be featured in Envirorun Lincoln’s Speaker Series: Local Food Panel, on Thursday, Aug. 23.

When: Thursday, August 23, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Turbine Flats Art Gallery
2124 Y St
Lincoln, Nebraska 

The Envirorun Lincoln Speaker Series will focus on Local Food this month. This edition of the series features local leaders in an exciting panel discussion on local food, including topics such as food advocacy, policy, and other related issues.

Our Speaker Series is designed to provide an opportunity to connect with the environmental community, with light refreshments and a casual atmosphere.

Featured Speakers

Lizzie Swalley
Community Foods Specialist, Center for Rural Affairs
Lizzie Swalley is a Community Foods Specialist at the Center for Rural Affairs. Her role includes working with the Santee Tribe in northeast Nebraska through gardens, markets, and small businesses. She is passionate about her Dakota language, culture, and roots, and enjoys bringing business skills and nutrition to her community.

Megan McGuffey
Board President, Community Crops
Megan currently serves as board president for Community Crops. She is a Ph.D. Candidate at UNO who is passionate about healthy local food systems, food and farm policy, and citizen participation. She also serves as coordinator for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Food Policy Council.

Tim Rinne
Co-founder, Hawley Hamlet
After spending more than fifty years stuffing his face without the first clue where all that food came from (or how it’s grown), Tim is now actively trying to learn something about our food supply. A co-founder of the “Hawley Hamlet” neighborhood garden in his block, he is also a charter member of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Food Policy Council.

Mike Shambaugh-Miller
Executive Director & Founder, Produce From The Heart
Mike received his Ph.D. in Geography from UNL in 2004 and spent 15 years teaching and researching at UNL and UNMC. In 2015 he started Produce From The Heart, an edible produce rescue program in SE Nebraska. Over the last three years, PFTH has increased its rescues from 5,000 lbs in 2015 to 100,000 lbs in 2017. Mike’s mission is to help relieve hunger while also helping save the environment.

Joining an Envirorun Event

Envirorun will meet at Turbine Flats Art Gallery before going out on the fun run. There will be a place to store bags while runners are on the trails. After the run, we will return to the venue for networking and hear from the speaker at 7:30 pm. Non-runners are welcome to join.

Envirorunners may store personal belongings, at your own risk, before the start of the Envirorun at the host location. The room will be monitored during the run, but the host location and/or the Envirorun are not liable for theft or damage.

The Envirorun will provide a safety and route briefing before the runners begin, but Envirorun and/or the event sponsors are not liable for injury or damage caused because of participation in the fun run.

The networking session following the run is designed to provide an opportunity for connecting with the environmental community, with food and drink available for purchase.

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