in the GARDEN HALL
Dr. William Woys Weaver, Power Point Lecture
“Saved from Extinction: Colonial Squash in the Roughwood Seed Collection”
in the FOOD HALL
Dr. William Woys Weaver, Gere Gettle, and David King, Panel Discussion
“Future of Heirloom Seeds”
in the FOOD HALL
Dr. William Woys Weaver
“Food and Place: How Heirlooms Give Meaning to What We Eat”
Power Point Lecture and BOOK SIGNING for Weaver’s new book: DUTCH TREATS. Copies of his other books in print will also be available for sale to benefit the Heirloom Expo.
Dr. William Woys Weaver will give a Keystone Lecture and Food Demonstration on Pennsylvania Dutch Foods and Foodways derived mainly from his new book “Dutch Treats: Heirloom Recipes from Farmhouse Kitchens”, followed by a food tasting.
$35.00 per person, includes the lecture, food tasting and a copy of Dr. Weaver’s book.
Seating is limited to 40 people max, so pre-registration is required. For more details and to register, please go to the Free Library’s eventbrite site: http://freelibrary.org/cook
The event is not yet listed on the FPL site; for early info, please contact Suzanna Urminska at UrminskaS@freelibrary.org
William Woys Weaver will be presenting “The Roughwood Seed Collection: Our Kitchen Garden for Culinary and Cultural Research”, Saturday April 22nd at the 2017 PA Academy of Nutrition and Diet (PAND) Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Weaver will discuss the seed collection’s mission and how to better integrate heirloom vegetables into our diets.
Held April 22 – 24 in King of Prussia, the event features three days of outstanding educational sessions by renowned speakers, including the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Lucille Beseler. There will also be networking events, an exhibition highlighting numerous nutrition-related products and services, and an awards ceremony honoring dietetic leaders from across the state of Pennsylvania.
For full details about the event, please visit the link in this posting.
Members only event.
The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Its mission is to generate a productive dialogue among its members and the agricultural community at large, as well as the general public, so that we may obtain a better understanding of the best land use policies and food systems and disseminate this information in support of sustainable world food production.
The Society is the oldest agricultural society in the United States. Organized in 1785, it has played key roles in developing many of the farming methods and institutions responsible for the abundance that is the hallmark of our modern food system. Practices now commonplace – such as crop rotation and management of soil fertility – have their roots in the robust dialogue and exploration of change that have marked the Society’s meetings and publication activities from its origins to the present day.