World On Your Plate

October 14, 2011
7:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Daemen College
Charles J. Wick Campus Center
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226

The 8th Annual World on Your Plate food forum begins Friday, October 14, 7 to 9:30 p.m. and continues Saturday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Daemen College, Charles J. Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226.

Friday night begins with a screening of the documentary: The Economics of Happiness, a documentary that focuses on how developing local resources is a powerful strategy to repair and build stronger ecosystems, societies and ourselves.

The film features: Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Michael Shuman, and Samdhong Rinpoche. Viewers will enjoy movie treats provided by local bakeries, vendors and caterers. A moderated discussion will follow the film.

Saturday’s program includes a keynote address from Judy Wicks, founder of the White Dog Café, a 200-seat restaurant in Philadelphia that features fresh local food with a national reputation for community involvement, environmental stewardship, responsible business practices, and leadership in the local economy movement.  Wick is also co-founder of the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.

World On Your Plate also offers participants their choice of thee workshop sessions on Saturday, from topics including Garden-based Education, Vermiculture, Healthy School Lunch Programs, Holistic Health, Raising Organic Animals, Medicinal Herbs, Raw Foods and more!

Also presenting are featured speakers: Sarah Bishop, Executive Director of Buffalo First and Christina Abt, a regular radio commentator for WBFO/NPR Radio and author of Chicken Wing Wisdom, a collection of stories about Western New York Women who have clearly demonstrated their unique sense of wisdom as it’s connected to food.  

Cost is $25 with pre-registration and $30 at the door. Students with ID are admitted free but must pre-register. Registration includes Friday night film and food and Saturday programs, organic lunch, and ongoing access to local vendors and information tables.

This is an event that will appeal to people who are deeply passionate about locally grown and raised food, health, sustainability and other food issues.
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For more information, please contact Jordana Geist at 716-912-8253, or


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