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Changing the World

Conference Schedule:

Mankato, MN 56001
170 Good Counsel Drive
Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry
Saturday, November 3, 2007
SSND Mankato Provincial House Conference Center

Healthy Land= Healthy Food= Healthy People

170 Good Counsel Drive
the World
Phone: 507.389.4272 O N E B I T E AT A T I M E :
8:00–9:00 Registration, Gathering with Healthy Land= Healthy Food= Healthy People
organic, Fair Trade Coffee and
homemade muffins. Resource table,
video stations, and exploration time

9:00–9:30 Welcome and Opening Reflection

9:30–10:30 Keynote Address, “Just FOOD or

JUST Food,” Dr. Lisa Heldke,
Gustavus Adolphus College the World


10:30–11:00 Interactive Reflection and Processing O N E B I T E AT A T I M E :
Healthy Land= Healthy Food= Healthy People
11–11:15 Break

11:15–12:15 “Locale Buffet,” Panel of speakers
from sustainable farms and
on the connections between
12:15 Lunch: A delicious local, organic land, food and people.
and seasonal meal
To inspire individuals to take action
1:00–2:00 Session I: and to make changes in their own lives
• “Taking Action for Local and Regional ensuring the biological integrity
Food Systems,” Mark Schultz, Land of Southern Minnesota and all of life on Earth.
Stewardship Project
• “Myth: Fast Foods Are Faster,” Sister To bring about hope for and commitment
Kathleen Storms, Mankato Provincial Councilor to a just food system.
• “Shaping Local Food Efforts,” Sisters Annette
and Kay Fernholz, EarthRise Farm Saturday, November 3
• “Digging Deeper, Growing Together,” When: Saturday, November 3
Panel of local community gardeners Where: School Sisters of Notre Dame
Mankato Provincial House Conference Center
2:10–3:10 Session II: 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato
Repeat of Session I Workshops center for
3:10–3:30 Closing Reflection Earth Spirituality Registration: Due October 31. CEU offered
Contact: 507-389-4272 or
3:30 Farmer’s Harvest Market featuring & Rural Ministry
local farmers with vegetables, meats, a ministry of the Cost: $15 or student rate of $10
jams, wools and other farm products Lunch: included
REGISTRATION Presenters and Workshops: “Myth: Fast Foods “Digging Deeper,
2 4
Due by October 31 are Faster” Growing Together”
Keynote Address
Kathleen Storms, SSND, Presentation from community gardeners
Name _________________________________
“Just FOOD or JUST Food?” Co-founder of the Center for at Good Counsel
Dr. Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College, Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry
______________________________________ With a mission centered around
Professor of Philosophy Sister Kathleen is an avid gardener, access to nutritious food as a human right, the
Address _______________________________ cook and canner. In her workshop she
A pioneer in the area of Philosophy of community gardens at Good Counsel provide
Food, Heldke has written one book, co-edited explores the trend in our fast-paced and a vibrant green space for people to grow food
three others and published many articles on the often activity-driven schedules to revert to and nurture community. This panel explores
State___________ Zip____________________ topics of food, food justice, and the ethics and fast foods to take care of family and commu- the concept of gardening in a community
power dynamics of eating. Her work continually nity food needs. Obesity, diabetes, cancer setting. Find out some of the reasons people
Phone (Home )__________ (Work)_____________ explores the question, “How can food be a vehicle and heart disease are often the result. As a garden in community gardens, how they
for social change?” Putting actual sweat behind busy person with an often crazy schedule, benefit from the experience and what they
Email _________________________________ her words, Heldke, co-founder of the St. Peter Sister Kathleen counters this dilemma with and their families gain beyond nutritious
Community Garden, helped organize the St. Peter healthy foods. Having developed a repertoire foods.
CEU: Yes _____ Food Co-op educational series and challenges of quick-fix, nutritious meals that can be
those around her to think deeply and act justly Community Gardeners at Good Counsel
prepared in less than 30 minutes, she will
about that which we often take for granted—
provide meal plans, recipes and share
food. Heldke, an avid baker, and her partner host
Please indicate workshop numbers you wish thoughts about alternatives to a growing
to attend: 1  2 3 4 “Third Sunday Suppers,” monthly soup nights
aimed at creating community around good food. trend toward reliance on fast foods.
Lunch:  vegetarian  non-vegetarian (Limited to 20 participants)
Fees:  My fee of $15 or student rate of $10
is enclosed (lunch is included).
Afternoon workshops 3
“Shaping Local Food
Please make checks payable to CESRM. 1 “Taking Action for Local Efforts”
and Regional Food Systems” Kathleen and Annette Fernholz, SSNDs,
Mark Schultz, Land Stewardship Project Gardeners, farmers, and educators

Return to: Schultz is Director of Programs and Sisters Kathleen and Annette are
School Sisters of Notre Dame Public Policy Program Director for the Land living a dream realized on Earthrise Farm
Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry Stewardship Project (LSP) in Minnesota. The LSP near Madison, Minnesota. Their story begins
170 Good Counsel Drive believes in the power of people to bring about with love of the land and learning to work
Mankato, MN 56001
positive changes on the land and in their commu- with it and neighboring farmers in order to
nities. With his years of experience, Schultz will produce healthy food. Sisters Kathleen and
speak to ways that citizens can use to make their Annette tell of involving community, starting
efforts effective. Schultz lives in Minneapolis with a farmers’ market, establishing cooperatives,
his family and has been a staff person for LSP for all with an emphasis on education. Learn
16 years. how it works and what YOU can do to help
change the world.