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Local Food, Climate Chaos, and Loving the Earth: An Earth Week Event

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM


Not all farming is created equal — particularly in its impact on the local environment. Mono-cropped, chemical-laden industrial farms of the West and Midwest are notorious for their impact on the planet and the climate chaos we are facing. And yet, local farmers, fishermen, and the food systems that support them are repairing much of that damage. In this talk, Boston Local Food Program Manager Kerry Kokkinogenis will focus on hope and the positive impact of the land and ocean stewards that supply our food locally. In addition, she’ll talk about the challenges they face and some of the strategies they are turning to as they respond to the major changes in weather patterns and sea temperatures.

Since graduating with an M.A. in Health Communication in 2008, Kerry has sought to address health disparities in a variety of ways, including studying and addressing the bigger-picture factors that impact health and wellness, including food, strong local communities, and economic opportunities. In 2016, Kerry opened a local-focused, brick-and-mortar food store selling only food grown or produced in the Northeast Region, and more recently, pivoted to a farm-to-home delivery model. After joining the SBN team in April 2023, Kerry has been employing the skills and experiences of those varied endeavors to support local food businesses, farmers, and fisheries with SBN.

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