|Florida Local Food Summit Dinner, East End Market, Orlando, Fla.|
Copyright 2014 by Helen A Lockey
The summit was hosted by Earth Learning, East End Market, Local Roots Distribution and Florida Organic Growers. The first day was all about education and was broken into three categories: organic farming, entrepreneurship, and permaculture.
The second day of the summit was about building communities through breakout session workshops.
Sessions were broken up by meals prepared by local chefs with local Florida ingredients and more. The first day ended in an al fresco dinner in the first floor's gravel courtyard.
It was a two-day event of seeing old friends and making new ones. It was a way for conventional farmers to meet organic, sustainable and permaculture farmers. It was a huge success.