Jessica Prentice will be one of the keynote presenters at HMI’s Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health conference at Paicines, California on Oct 14-16, 2016.
Jessica is a professional chef, author, local foods activist, social entrepreneur, and sought-after speaker on issues related to healing our broken food system. Her book Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection (Chelsea Green, 2006) mythopoetically explores the connections between the environment, human communities, and traditional cycles through food. She is a co-founder of Three Stone Hearth, a community supported kitchen in Berkeley that uses local, sustainable ingredients to prepare nutrient dense, traditional foods on a community scale. Prentice is also co-creator of the Local Foods Wheel, coined the word “locavore”, and is a regular contributor to Edible East Bay.
Social Change in a Mason Jar: Rebuilding Local Food Systems with a Community Kitchen
Jessica will talk about her experience with Three Stone Hearth as a worker-owned cooperative preparing nutrient dense foods from sustainable ingredients and packing them in returnable glass. Their cooking is inspired by traditional diets and the research of Weston A. Price, and pastured meats and bone broths are key ingredients. But there’s more in that mason jar than just good food! This presentation will cover key aspects of her work, including governance, profitability, and how holacratic distribution of power and authority involves a profound paradigm shift from the status quo. The organizational purpose of Three Stone Hearth is Nourishing Transformation through Traditional Wisdom, seeking out (and nourishing!) transformation on many levels: personal, culinary, economic, social, microbial, organizational, cultural.
Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health will offer thought-provoking presentations and breakout sessions on various consumer and producer interests. Local food security, land health, strengthening our communities and nourishing our bodies all included! We have something for everyone, so come learn from the experts!
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