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October
13

A conference, “ Advancing Our Regional Foodshed: The Role of Higher Education,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rockland Community College in Ramapo.

The event is part of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities’ seventh annual conference.

Highlights include a discussion about whether the regional “foodshed” — the geographic areas that feed population centers — can realistically supply enough.

The cost is $25 per student consortium member; $35 for non-member students; $125 for consortium members; $150 for non-members. Get details by visiting http://environmentalconsortium.org/news/annualmeet.html or call 845-574-4323.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 2:26 pm by Laura Incalcaterra. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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SBenischekJournal News staff writer Greg Clary writes Earth Watch, reporting on environmental issues in the lower Hudson region. Clary has been a reporter, editor and columnist at the Journal News since 1988 and has covered police and courts, transportation, municipal government, development and the environment in the Lower Hudson Valley, among other topics.
Laura IncalcaterraLaura Incalcaterra covers the environment, open space and zoning and planning issues for The Journal News. A Boston College graduate, Laura grew up in Rockland, attended East Ramapo schools and has worked for The Journal News since 1993. Laura has written features and covered North Rockland, crime, government and a host of other issues.
SBenischekMike Risinit covers Patterson and Kent in Putnam County, as well as environmental topics touching on the Hudson River and the Great Swamp. Risinit has been a reporter at The Journal News since 1998.
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