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Grand Rapids urban gardeners
This Thursday at 7 p.m., the Grand Rapids Public Library's GR Reads program welcomes local food advocate, urban farmer, herbalist and author Lisa Rose Starner to share stories of local people creating community change in our food culture.
"Being part of the GR Reads program is a wonderful way to help elevate the conversation in the community around food and urban food systems," says Starner. "My upcoming presentation will not only focus on my perspective of what's growing here in the local food, but attendees will have a chance to hear first hand the struggles and successes of working here in our Grand Rapids community on various facets of the local food system -- from new food business start-ups to social justice to urban farming."
Starner, who recently published her book "Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution" will be moderating a community conversation about our local food system, the environment and the local food economy.
The conversation will include a panel of local food experts with the theme "Urban Food Innovations."
"So, bring your own questions for the group," she says, "and come prepared to be part of the conversation."
Those interested in attending can RSVP for the free event on Facebook. The event is at the Main Library (111 Library Street NE) and runs from 7-8:30 p.m.
Starner's book can be purchased at various locations around the city.
the red penner, ink slinger, storyteller, page changer. when not working as the managing editor at The Rapidian, holly is typically found scribbling in her journal, playing in her studio, getting muddy in the garden, or experimenting in the kitchen. she has a not-so-tiny boy for a son and a very patient man for a husband.