Join our Annual Membership Meeting with farm-to-table pioneer, Judy Wicks

September 2, 2020

Due to the on-going pandemic, the Judy Wicks presentation of “Resilient Regional Economies” has been changed to an online presentation as part of SEEDS annual membership meeting on Tuesday September 15th, at 6pm and will be open to the public on SEEDS Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.

An early pioneer of the farm-to-table and local economy movements, Wicks is nationally recognized for developing a blueprint for sustainable, local business practices. Since starting Philadelphia’s landmark farm-to-table restaurant, White Dog Cafe in 1983, she has founded many regional and national organizations such as BALLE (now Common Future), the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia, and All Together Now PA.

1988 White Dog Cafe Advertisement Philadelphia, PA

1988 White Dog Cafe Advertisement Philadelphia, PA Source: eBay

Wicks’ work continues to connect urban and rural communities, farmers with entrepreneurs, investors with borrowers, producers with consumers, and engage them in a collaborative effort to build just, resilient, and self-reliant regional economies throughout Pennsylvania.

“Judy brings an entrepreneur’s perspective of regional supply chains and local economy. Her restaurant was wildly successful because of its practices, which restaurant schools at the time considered to be all the ‘wrong things,’” said SEEDS Board Member Jack Barnett. “From that success she learned the critical importance of investing in local businesses, of local businesses buying from other small businesses, and especially for agriculture and local food providers. I’m excited that she’ll be sharing this with us, just as our community leaders have recognized the key role agriculture has in our economy.”

We are so grateful to our sponsors!

Stewardship Sponsors include: Turano Insurance, Honesdale National Bank, and Citizens Savings Bank.

Cultivation Sponsors include: REMAXWayne, Hamlin Dental Center, CLEAResult Consulting, Wayne Economic Development Corporation, and Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.

Insight Sponsors include: Buselli Solutions, The Dime Bank, Here and Now Brewing Company, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Wayne County Chapter, Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau, Farm Arts Collective, Gincgo Inc., and Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy and Education Development Support) of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a nonprofit environmental education organization based in Honesdale, promoting sustainable energy and sustainable living in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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