'Lunch and Learn' set on Feb. 13

Ray Mueller
Now Media Group


The link between sustainable agriculture, clean water, and healthy people will be the topic of a Lunch and Learn program at noon on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the KI Convention Center. It will follow the New Leaf's winter farmer's market at the site that morning.

Attendees will be greeted with a locally sourced lunch featuring roasted butternut squash soup, a winter vegetable soup with beef, a variety of breads, and Bavarian apple dessert with ice cream. Tickets for the lunch are $15.

The 'learn' portion of the event will begin with retired teacher and environmental organization member Charlie Frisk sharing a presentation titled 'The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation – A Whole Watershed Approach to Preservation.'

'Northeast Wisconsin Agriculture: Growing Toward Sustainability' will be the topic for Valerie Dantoin, a sustainable food and agriculture instructor for Northeast Technical College. She and her husband Rick Adamski also operate the Full Circle Farm at rural Seymour.

The presentations will conclude with Paul Linzmeyer describing how 'Food is Our First Medicine.' He is the sustainability program leader for the ThedaCare hospital and clinic system in northeast Wisconsin.

Attendees will also be invited to schedule pasture walks for the 2016 growing season.

Sponsors of the program are the Glacierland Resource Conservation and Development Council, SLO Farmers Co-op, New Leaf Foods, Rural Enterprise Network, Live54218, Downtown Green Bay Inc., the Eastern Wisconsin Sustainable Farmers Network, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.