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FOOD FRONTIERS
1:34:19
May 3, 2016
Food Frontiers showcases six projects from around the United States that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways – from a pioneering farm-to-school project to creative supermarket financing to cooking classes in a doctor’s office and a teen-managed grocery store. This 36-minute documentary film – produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future – will be part of the Foodscape online curriculum to be released in August 2016, which provides an overview of the food system for high school students.

5:56:51
December 13, 2016
Wendell Berry, award-winning author, poet and farmer from Port Royal, Kentucky, discusses his vision of an authentic land economy. The present economy, he explains, is rife with constraints and incentives that favor bad work. The consequence of this system is that we waste fertility. In other words, the land, if treated well, will give us so much, but we squander it, sometimes against our better judgment because our current economy favors waste. December 8, 2016 – 17th Annual Dodge Lecture.
 
5:59:06
December 13, 2016
Author, poet, writer and farmer Wendell Berry, in a public conversation with journalist Eric Schlosser, discusses his influences as a writer, his influences as a spiritual person, his connection to Kentucky, the land and more. He begins the conversation with Schlosser by talking about a term he’s coined—industrial fundamentalism—and continues to talk about the agrarian way of life and how to proceed in this new political era.
 
3:30:36
May 17, 2016
Michael Twitty helps us all reclaim the oft-forgotten African roots of Southern cooking — Afroculinaria, he calls it. He is a scholar of food and cooking, but he is also not afraid to expose his own raw emotions that are evoked when he visits Southern plantations to cook in the same kitchens where enslaved people once cooked.
 
47:56
May 16, 2016
Food Frontiers showcases six projects from around the United States that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways – from a pioneering farm-to-school project to creative supermarket financing to cooking classes in a doctor’s office and a teen-managed grocery store. This 36-minute documentary film – produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future – will be part of the Foodscape online curriculum to be released in August 2016, which provides an overview of the food system for high school students.
 
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May 9, 2016
For this event, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) recruited an all-star cast of five Baltimore area food system players – a food czar, a community advocate, a clergyman/activist, an environmental journalist and a chicken farmer. Our five guests told tales of their food system travels and their collaborations with Johns Hopkins researchers on matters such as healthy food production and food justice. The event was CLF’s contribution to celebrating 100 years of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Polly Walker Ecology Fund The Polly Walker Ecology Fund was established at the Center for a Livable Future in November 2008 to honor Polly Walker, CLF’s first Associate Director, and to increase our understanding and application of the essential ecological perspective first promoted by Sir Albert Howard in 1939: “The whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal, and man is one great subject.� The Fund supports bringing distinguished ecologists to the Center for a Livable Future and Johns Hopkins University, enables students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to conduct research projects and advocacy activities focusing on ecologic issues, and supports faculty in exploring new dimensions of the ecology of soils, water and air that advance the mission of the Center. The Polly Walker Ecology Fund is supported by an anonymous donor and longtime friend of the Center.
 
1:34:19
May 3, 2016
Food Frontiers showcases six projects from around the United States that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways – from a pioneering farm-to-school project to creative supermarket financing to cooking classes in a doctor’s office and a teen-managed grocery store. This 36-minute documentary film – produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future – will be part of the Foodscape online curriculum to be released in August 2016, which provides an overview of the food system for high school students.
 
1:51:15
April 27, 2016
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Chesapeake Foodshed Network welcome Raychel Santo, Claire Fitch, Colleen Synk, Colleen McKinney, and Jose Oliva to speak on regional, environmentally sustainable, just, and humane practices in institutional food procurement. This webinar provides an overview of the Center for a Livable Future’s recent report, Instituting Change, which examines the benefits and barriers to increased institutional procurement of regionally and sustainably produced food. It also discusses a recent analysis of the economic potential for regional food procurement among institutions in the Chesapeake region. Finally, the webinar presents the policies and implementation of the Center for Good Food Purchasing’s standards.
 
6:10:12
March 29, 2016
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Chesapeake Foodshed Network welcome Mark Winne, Senior Advisor for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Kathy Green, Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for Capital Area Food Bank of Texas and Chair of Austin Travis County Food Policy Board, and Pam Roy, Executive Director of Farm to Table and Director of New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council to discuss effective policy actions. Explore opportunities to build public support for your policy proposal and discover how to garner interest from key decision makers.
 
6:06:57
March 9, 2016
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Chesapeake Foodshed Network welcome Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic to share their expertise on the legal concepts of local food systems. Learn about the legal, regulatory and administrative levers that can be used to achieve effective policy change and explore emerging food policy issues being addressed by food policy councils across the nation.
 
8:23
February 19, 2016
Robert Lawrence, MD, Founding Director, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses how a simple dietary change can make a lasting impact on individual health and the health of the planet.
 
5:56:39
November 20, 2015
Soil, Food and Health: How a shift from chemistry to biology holds the key to feeding the world Holden is the founder and chief executive of the UK’s Sustainable Food Trust (SFT), the aim of which is to transform our food system into something more healthy, fair, and resilient. Well-known in the UK for his work on organic standards and in soil, he is also a CBE, or Commander of the British Empire—not quite knighted, but close—and he sometimes advises Prince Charles on biologically sustainable agriculture practices for his own Duchy Farm in England. Holden delivered a talk on “Soil, Food and Health� recently at the Bloomberg School as the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s 16th annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture.
 
1:51:39
September 8, 2015
Collective impact as an organizational framework is gaining in popularity amongst food system advocates. Groups such as food policy councils may consider using the collective impact approach, which entails groups from different sectors working together with a common agenda and indicators of success to solve a social problem. Join us for this webinar to learn about the collective impact approach, the conditions under which it is most successful, and its potential application for food policy councils. Panelists will also share examples of how collective impact is being used at different geographic scales to affect food policy. This event is sponsored by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Chesapeake Foodshed Network. Curtis Ogden, Senior Associate, Interaction Institute for Social Change Jennifer Obadia, New England Regional Coordinator, Health Care Without Harm Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Whitney Fields, Program Manager, Indy Food Council