Gatherings held every third Thursday of the month @ the Wurst Beirgarten downtown.
Mar 16, 2017
Cultivating Farmer-Chef Relationships
Chef Clair Burton of Social Southern Table and Bar speaks about the process for purchasing local food. A question/answer session and discussion of favorable practices of farmers looking to sell to the farm-to-table restaurant industry.
Apr 20, 2017
Farm-to-School Develpments in Lafayette Parish
Jennifer Guidry presents updates on the Farm-to-School movement in Lafayette Parish. A discussion of challenges we face moving forward and the potential of the new Farm-to-School bill passed in Louisiana legislature.
May 18, 2017
Alisha Andrews of Blazing Star Farm and Marcus Descant of The Urban Naturalist speak about the purpose, opportunities, and challenges of Urban Agriculture. They highlight the benefits of fresh food into urban areas, the history of urban farming and victory gardens (and how important women were to that movement!), educational and community opportunities of urban farming, and the benefits to local ecosystems from urban gardens.
Jun 15, 2017
Global Perspective on Sustainable Agriculture
Chris Adams of Sustainable Development Consulting and Bahia Nightengale of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance speak about the history of sustainable agriculture both here in America and abroad. Examples of sustainable practices in South Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world are emphasized and discussed among the group.
Jul 27, 2017
LA Chapter - Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SAWG)**
Join us after a day of learning at the LA SAWG Conference to network and discuss. **Third Thursday Social changed to accommodate this event.