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Changing the Way We Eat 2013 -- TEDxManhattan Viewing Party  
Start Date/Time: Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:00 AM 
End Date/Time: Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Category: Bethesda Green Event

Changing the Way We Eat 2013

TEDxManhattan Viewing Party

Saturday, Feb. 16
10 am - 6 pm

Bethesda Green
4825 Cordell Ave. Suite 200
Bethesda, MD  20814

Bethesda Green and Full Plate Ventures co-host our third official TEDxManhattan Viewing Party. This independently organized TED talk is called, “Changing the Way We Eat” and will inform, educate, and empower with speakers, short films, and music.

Watch the entire conference, live from New York, from the comfort of two viewing screens at Bethesda Green. No need to stay for the whole day--drop in as your schedule allows. Join us for a potluck lunch to learn about our burgeoning local food movement and what’s emerging in Montgomery County.

This year’s special feature! Our own local entrepreneur, Cheryl Kollin, principal of Full Plate Ventures, will speak from the TEDxManhattan stage in New York about her new social enterprise, Farm to Freezer. Come cheer her on!

Local Viewing and Meeting Schedule:

10:00 am            Meet and greet over coffee and muffins 

10:30-12:15pm  TEDxManhattan Session 1: Inform

12:15-1:30pm    Local Lunch Potluck Challenge: Bring a seasonal dish to share

If you join us for lunch, please bring a seasonal, locally-grown and/or locally produced food--homemade is encouraged-- to share for 6 people according to the category by last name. Honest Tea, hot tea, and coffee will be provided. There is a refrigerator but there are no warming facilities.

A-H appetizers, bread, cheeses, spreads, veggies

I-P main dishes, side dishes

Q-Z desserts including fruit

Local Food Panel Discussion

Moderator: Cheryl Newman, VP, Deputy Chief of Mission, Honest Tea

Montgomery County Food Council celebrates its first year!
Cheryl Newman, Council Chair, shares the Council’s accomplishments

Farms in Montgomery County?
Dick Stoner, Stoner Family Farm has been reviewing the County zoning revisions. He shares how proposed revisions may impact the farms and local food you’ve come to love.

Food Insecurity
Jenna Umbria, Nutritionist, Manna Food Center. Good nutrition, good taste, and food security go hand in hand; Jenna will talk about Manna’s local sourcing program that provides fresh produce for their clients.

A Caterer You Can Feel Good About

Kit Wood, owner of Green Plate Catering talks about how their catering is good for you and good for the planet; it’s local, seasonal, sustainable, and organic.

Now That’s Local!

Mixed Greens Market opened last year because all the other groceries in Poolesville had closed. Store owner, Monica Breland talks about how her market serves both local farmers and customers.

1:30-3:20pm      TEDxManhattan Session 2: Educate

3:20-4pm          Afternoon Stretch and Chat

Chat with others about what you’ve heard and learned in the TEDx and local discussion sessions.

4-5:40pm          TEDxManhattan Session 3: Empower

4:40pm             TEDxManhattan Speaker Challenge Winner, Cheryl Kollin, Full Plate Ventures will speak about her new social enterprise, Farm to Freezer.

5:40-6:00pm      Final thoughts: Lessons learned   

TEDxManhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat” is a one-day event in New York City that will be simulcast at viewing parties all over the world. The program explores the state of our food system and our progress toward sustainability. Speakers from various backgrounds in food and farming will share their insights and expertise. Visit Invited Speakers to see the TEDx speakers. The full list and schedule will be published closer to the event.

Bethesda Green brings business, government and community together to promote a healthy economy and sustainable living practices in order to reduce our collective impact on the environment.

Cheryl Kollin, Principal, Full Plate Ventures, LLC is passionate about building sustainable, regional food systems. She provides business consulting and educational programming to social enterprises to enhance their profitability while serving their social mission.

Cheryl Newman, VP, Deputy Chief of Mission, Honest Tea and Chair of the Montgomery Council Food Council. Cheryl will MC today’s local viewing party and moderate our local lunch panel discussion.  At Honest Tea, she works to ensure that the fast-growing company maintains its leadership role as a model for other mission-driven businesses.

Register Free on Bethesda Green’s MEET- UP here. Registration is free, but space is limited. Register today!


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