Cultivating Our Food Roots
Dates: Friday, June 24, 4-7pm and Saturday, June 25, 9am-4pm
Location: Wyck Historic House and Garden, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
This two-day program will highlight both the evolution and preservation of American foodways culture. Slow Food will be represented at a table on Friday evening for the Free community festival, and there will be an all-day ticketed symposium on Saturday. Featured speakers include William Woys Weaver, Michael Twitty, Valerie Erwin, Rose Hayden-Smith, and Ben Watson. We will journey through historic paths of production and consumption and gain an understanding of the place of food in history. This in-depth exploration will then move to current models, the growing trends in the local food movement, and preserving crop diversity. A catered, family-style lunch will be provided by Geechee Girl Rice Café.
Symposium cost: $65 for Wyck members, $75 for non-members. Registration required.