Summit will focus on all things food in Clark County


An event focusing on local foods will be held in Springfield again, talking about everything from why bees are important to a downtown marketplace.

The fourth annual Local Food Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Springfield High School, 701 E. Home Road.

MORE: Historic Springfield building could become year-round marketplace

A local food council was proposed at the summit in previous years and is now in the developing stages, said Pam Bennett, director of the Ohio State University Extension in Clark County. An active city market committee is also exploring developing a year-round market-place at the former Myers Market downtown, she said.

“We’re bringing people together and synergizing our efforts,” Bennett said. “It’s a great team effort.”

Attendees will be provided an update on the food council, as well as the Community Health Improvement Plan, Bennett said. About 100 people attended the event last year. This year, they’re hoping for 125 people.

“It’s focusing on all things food,” Bennett said. “Anything that has to do with health, healthy eating or purchasing local foods.”

RELATED: Springfield now allows urban beekeeping

Ohio State University Professor Casey Hoy, the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management at the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Other sessions include how to fit your garden on a plate, why the local foods effort needs you, pollinators and local foods and other community panels.

The council will also be talking about food accessibility, marketing, education and business development, she said.

The deadline to register is Thursday. Cost is $25 and includes locally produced meals for breakfast and lunch.

The event is being sponsored by the extension office, the Community Health Foundation and the Springfield Foundation.

For more information, log onto go.osu.edu/focusonlocal.

5 QUICK NEWS-SUN READS

Clark County, Springfield continue land use plan update process

Springfield ex-addicts: Recovery possible

Addicts, family members share stories at Springfield recovery banquet

‘Perfect’ Springfield couple battles addictions, finds recovery

Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

70 years of focusing on diplomacy, global affairs
70 years of focusing on diplomacy, global affairs

For 70 years, the Dayton Council on World Affairs has been working to engage and educate in our region on the intricacies and importance of global events. As the group readies for its anniversary celebration, we spoke with Monica Schultz, its board president, and board member Carolyn Rice about the history and mission of the council. To learn more...
Senate fails to pass budget; government shutdown now official 
Senate fails to pass budget; government shutdown now official 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:00 a.m. The government shutdown is now official, as the deadline has been reached with no deal in place. The White House released a statement on what they are calling the ‘Schumer Shutdown:’ “Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown. Tonight...
Drake makes surprise appearance at Memphis nightclub
Drake makes surprise appearance at Memphis nightclub

He may have started from the bottom, but rapper Drake is making headlines after doing one dance that started in the Bluff City. According to party promoter Curtis Givens, the Grammy winner called him wanting to have a private party at In LOVE Memphis, a popular nightclub. Givens said it was a last minute call, but he and his business partner were up...
Woman dies after falling from balcony of Carnival cruise ship
Woman dies after falling from balcony of Carnival cruise ship

A woman died Friday after falling from the balcony of a room on the Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation cruise ship. The woman fell from the balcony to several decks below, Carnival said in a statement. Carnival Elation departed Jacksonville on Thursday for a four-day cruise to the Bahamas. Carnival sent the following statement to Action News Jax:"...
Scientists worry brain-wasting 'zombie deer' disease could spread to humans
Scientists worry brain-wasting 'zombie deer' disease could spread to humans

Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animals’ nervous systems. And scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans.  Chronic wasting disease — or “zombie deer disease” — was first observed in 1967 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since...
More Stories