Farmers lead sustainable food symposium at WCC


Mike Fedison, assistant farm manager at Hilltop Hanover Farm, will be one of five featured speakers at the “Five Farmers Meet You at the Table: A Conversation on Sustainable Food Systems” from 8:30 to noon on Saturday, March 29 at Westchester Community College’s Gateway Center- Davis Auditorium in Valhalla. Admission is free.

In this file photo, Mike Fedison prepares the spring crop at Hilltop Hanover Farm.

In this file photo, Mike Fedison prepares the spring crop at Hilltop Hanover Farm.

Joining Fedison will be fellow panelists Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture; Doug DeCandia, Food Bank for Westchester; John McDowell, Rockland Farm Alliance; and Steffen Schneider, Hawthorne Valley Farm.

This interactive discussion will focus on connections: new relationships with food and farmers, cost/benefit of a healthy food system, and call for community action: every step matters. Closing remarks will be presented by Joan Dye Gussow, teacher, author, and organic producer.

Though free, a suggested donation of $10 would be appreciated. All proceeds will be given to the Food Bank of Westchester. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. To reserve a seat go to












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Robert Brum, assistant metro editor for Northern Westchester and Putnam, joined The Journal News in 1991. He was a copy editor in the paper's Harrison newsroom and night city editor in the Yonkers/Mount Vernon bureau before working in the Rockland newsroom from 1998 to 2011. He is now the local editor for the Putnam-Northern Westchester bureau. A graduate of Ramapo High School and SUNY Brockport, Brum lives in Westchester.

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