Local Food and Climate Change

  • North Sarasota Library 2801 Newtown Blvd Sarasota, FL 34234 USA
Greening the Desert

A renaissance of local food and farming is already underway here in Southwest Florida, with more farms and farmers' markets, farm-to-table restaurants, and home, school, and community gardens popping up every year. At this Sarasota Climate Change Meetup, Don Hall of Transition Sarasota will explain why growing this local food movement is a key strategy for preventing climate change and point out resources that make it easier for you to get involved.

Don is the founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota (www.transitionsrq.org), a local nonprofit dedicated to rebuilding local community resilience and self-reliance, starting with food. Its programs include a Suncoast Gleaning Project, an Eat Local Guide (online at www.eatlocalsrq.org), a 10% Local Food Shift Pledge, and an annual Eat Local Week. Don has been named one of the “10 People Behind Local Food” by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and in 2013, Transition Sarasota received Edible Sarasota's Local Hero Award for Best Nonprofit.