Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
It’s always food growing time. That’s why Louisvillians Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen organized their online Grow Your Own Food Summit - Real Food for a Healthy Planet with healthy food experts Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Paul Gautschi, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Paul Stamets, Marjory Wildcraft and 25+ other backyard food growers and urban food activists in order to get millions more people growing food now.
Listeners to the free Grow Your Own Food Summit will:
Heine and Kausen created their online, educational company, Inspiring Grateful, to empower people to take “small steps that create big changes” in their lives. Several years ago, they used their food-growing experience to start a very successful non-profit, 15Thousand Farmers, in Louisville, KY, to teach people how to grow food simply at home.
“Growing food changed me and others we worked with in so many ways,” Heine said. “But it can be hard to get started. We can help.”
So they created the online Grow Your Own Food Summit - Real Food for a Healthy Planet to help spread the understanding of the importance of food to life, health, families and communities. And how growing and eating healthy food makes everyone and their communities stronger. And how everyone can grow it now.
They asked their friend and mentor, Will Allen, co-founder of Growing Power in Milwaukee, to speak, and he loved the opportunity to talk about growing more healthy food. When other speakers heard about the Grow Your Own Food Summit, they were excited to bring their perspective to this series of online conversations.
“People are beginning to understand how our food system is making us sick,” Kausen said. “Growing some of our own food and supporting local farmers who grow the rest is the key to regaining our health, and that of our families, communities and the world.”
The growth of sustainable, local food systems is gaining momentum in communities across the country. By focusing on growing food and why it’s important, this unique event will help people take small steps to get healthier, happier and regain security in a rapidly changing world.
“During World War II, the Victory Gardens planted across the country grew half of all the produce Americans ate,” Heine said. “We can do that again. We're not asking you to grow everything. Just grow something.”
To learn more about the Grow Your Own Food Summit - Real Food for a Healthy Planet or to register for the free event, http://www.growfoodsummit.com.