Your are invited: WBEZ: “Eating with Understanding and Gratitude: Rethinking our Relationship to Food”

“Eating with Understanding and Gratitude: Rethinking our Relationship to Food”
Poet and essayist Wendell Berry strongly believes “small-scale farming is essential to healthy local economies, and that strong local economies are essential to the survival of the species and the well-being of the planet.” So what can we as city people do to address the decline of American farming and rural life?  As Berry wrote in his essay, The Pleasures of Eating: “When food, in the minds of eaters, is no longer associated with farming and with the land, then the eaters are suffering a kind of cultural amnesia that is misleading and dangerous.”

Join us for a facilitated discussion about how we each think about food and our relationship to what it is and where it comes from. What responsibilities do we have to participate in our own food production & preparation, support local farmers, or learn the origins of the food we buy? How are we supported in these efforts, and what realistic challenges do we face? Co-produced by WBEZ and Fourth Presbyterian Church, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Reflection.

Thursday, March 21 from 6-7pm
WBEZ West Side Bureau (2531 W. Division Street)
RSVP at: http://www.wbez.org/eating-understanding-and-gratitude-rethinking-our-relationship-food-west-side-bureau-105851

Monday, March 25 from 6-7pm
WBEZ South Side Bureau (6957 S. Halsted Street)
RSVP at: http://www.wbez.org/eating-understanding-and-gratitude-rethinking-our-relationship-food-south-side-bureau-105852

Thursday, March 28 from 6-7pm
WBEZ North Side Bureau (2913 W. Devon Avenue)
RSVP at: http://www.wbez.org/eating-understanding-and-gratitude-rethinking-our-relationship-food-north-side-bureau-105853

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