WesFRESH Speaker Series: Josh Viertel, the President of Slow Food USA

Caitlin “Speaker Series Extraordinaire” Aylward ’13 hollers:

The College of the Environment in conjunction with WesFRESH, Farm Hoe and the Italian Department will sponsor the WesFresh Speaker Series: Slow Food Movement, on Tuesday, October 18 at 4pm in Woodhead Lounge.

Josh Viertel, the President of Slow Food USA, will be coming to speak about and answer questions pertaining to the Slow Food Movement.

Please join us!


For Josh’s bio, follow the jump.
Josh Viertel is working to make a good, clean, and fair food system. He is the president of Slow Food USA (www.slowfoodusa.org), a national non-profit with members in every state who work together to create a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet.  Josh previously co-founded and co-directed the Yale Sustainable Food Project at Yale University.  The project transformed the university’s cafeteria to a menu based on sustainable, local foods, built an organic farm on campus, and developed food and agriculture curriculum and programs for undergraduates.  Prior to his work at Yale, Josh started Mamabrook Farm, a small organic vegetable farm that provided food to local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Josh graduated from Harvard University with degrees in philosophy and literature.  In 2010, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.  Josh is dedicated to building a social movement that can transform our relationship to food and farming.

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