Rhodes faculty and staff will participate in the 2014 Farm to Table Conference to be held at Christian Brothers University on Feb. 4. The college also is a co-sponsor of the event designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other interested groups to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South.
Rhodes students Claire Coulter, Cierra Martin, Taylor Sieben and Catherine Miller have helped to organize the panel, “Planting the Seed: How to Become a Young Farmer in the Mid-South.” Martin, who is a Rhodes College Garden Fellow and Roots Memphis Farm Academy Student, will serve as a panelist along with Rhodes first-year student Brooks Lamb, who is founder of Founder of Project: Plant a Seed.
Dr. Kimberly Kasper, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Archaeology at Rhodes, will participate on the panel, “The Role of Colleges and Universities in Building a Just, Local, and Sustainable Food System.”
The event is open to the public and registration is $25. Students should contact Sean MacInnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for special rate.
For general information visit the event website.