The Cultivate Forum on Local Food Systems and Sustainability returns at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, to the El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street, across from San Jacinto Plaza.
Cultivate, which is sponsored by the El Paso Community Foundation, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
The April Forum features three speakers and “El Cacao,” a 20-minute documentary by Michelle E. Aguilar that focuses on an indigenous cacao bean farmer in Panama and how he is impacted by the economics of Fair Trade.
Thursday topics and speakers are:
• Native Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert and FloraFest 2017 Native Plant Sale
John White, Garden Curator, UTEP Centennial Museum & Gardens
• Transform Ed: An Educational Urban Food Forest
Meghan Curry, Facilitator and Student, El Paso Leadership Academy
• Creating a Sustainable Table, the Importance of Local Food Production
Adriana Clowe, Director of Operations, El Paso True Food
Information: Gary Williams, (915) 533-4020; firstname.lastname@example.org