Tuesday, Dec 3rd, 8:30 am to 12 pm at Bushel, 106 Main St, Delhi
Part 2 of this workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 3 from 8:30 to noon at the Bushel Collective in Delhi.
Jeffrey Potent, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and leaders in the Catskills local-food movement will introduce sustainable business practices and guide participants to assess current adoption and integrate sustainability into business plans and day-to-day operations.
Participants will learn how to reduce environmental impacts, improve material and energy efficiency, and incorporate sustainable product attributes into company image and marketing.
Presented by Transition Catskills, funded by an education grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, and co-sponsored by Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE). The training is free and open to Catskill farmers, value-added processors, aggregators, restauranteurs and retailers who see value in operating sustainably and would benefit from additional information, perspectives and networking.
During the two-part workshop, participants will hear from:
- Jeff Potent – What sustainable local food systems bring to customers, Catskill communities, and the NY metro region
- Lauren Melodia, CADE – Distribution and marketing
- Richard Giles, Lucky Dog Farm – Choosing and walking your own path
Jeffrey Potent is Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He teaches corporate sustainability and sustainable agriculture and consults and speaks publicly on these topics.