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Bellarmine Event Focuses on Benefits of Eating Locally-Grown Meat (Feb. 9)

Feb 04, 2011

Author Daniel Imhoff, a Californian who writes and lectures about farming and the environment, will speak at Bellarmine University on Wednesday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

Daniel Imhoff
Imhoff is director of Watershed Media, which seeks to influence the transition to a sustainable society. He is also president of the Wild Farm Alliance, a national organization promoting agriculture systems that support and accommodate wild nature. He has written articles, essays and books, including "Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches."

Imhoff's lecture -- titled "Animal Factory: the truth about the meat you eat and how you can change the system" -- takes place in Hilary's, on the first floor of Horrigan Hall (see campus map).

After Imhoff's lecture, Louisville food writer Sarah Fritschner will lead a panel discussion about options for buying locally-grown meat. The panel features a farmer and a processor-distributor. Fritschner is a former Courier-Journal food editor who has written books about cooking.

On Saturday, February 12, a TEDx presentation on "Changing the Way We Eat" will be shown via satellite at Bellarmine, followed by a local event.

Visit Consuming Louisville for details.
The event is sponsored by Bellarmine University's Center for Regional Environmental Studies, Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter and Greater Louisville Group Sierra Club.

The Center for Regional Environmental Studies supports a new undergraduate program in environmental studies, campus-wide initiatives in environmental sustainability, new research agendas and the Bellarmine Farm, which will provide fresh produce for the University Dining Hall.

Imhoff will sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase at the event.

About Bellarmine University
Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs, a doctor of nursing practice and a doctor of physical therapy. U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Bellarmine among America’s best institutions for higher education. The university is celebrating 60 years of academic excellence for lives of leadership and service.