The Dickinson College Farm warmly invites you to join us for the 15th Annual Local Food Dinner!
An event centered on celebrating food, farmers and community including a wonderful locally-grown meal and an inspirational speaker.
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Danielle Vogel started her professional career far from the grocery aisle. After receiving her law degree, Vogel spent ten years working for the federal government. She proved her political acumen working in the office of Congressman Christopher Shays as a domestic policy adviser and later for the Department of Justice as an environmental litigator enforcing the Clean Air Act. Danielle rounded out her political career in the office of Senator Joseph Lieberman, serving as environmental counsel where she spent two and a half years drafting the American Power Act. Unfortunately the bill died, and with it Danielle’s desire to remain on Capitol Hill. So, she made a change…and took up the family business. A fourth generation grocer, Danielle owns and operates two locations of Glen’s Garden Market, an all-local grocery, deli and craft beer bar that exists specifically to make climate change progress through responsible sourcing practices, resource-conscious equipment, power and packaging decisions, and the realization of a no-food-waste mandate. Glen’s Garden Market empowers shoppers to make incremental progress at a time when large-scale legislative change seems unlikely.. We are ecstatic to welcome Danielle Vogel to Dickinson College as our keynote speaker for the 15th Annual Local Food Dinner.
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Dinner will be served at 6:30pm, doors open at 6:00pm.
Where: Dickinson College Holland Union Building (HUB) Social Hall, 28 N. College Street, Carlisle, PA
Keynote Speaker: Danielle Vogel, owner and founder of Glen’s Garden Market
More information about how to buy tickets
Ticket information is not currently available for our 2018 dinner.
Getting to the Local Food Dinner
Map of Dickinson Campus – Holland Union Building is #16.
The Holland Union Building’s street address is 28 N. College Street, Carlisle, PA, 17013.
Parking is available on the street and in campus lots. Carpooling is encouraged!
About the Local Food Dinner
“Why Local and Regional Foodsheds are our Future” with our keynote, Dr. Dave Mortensen, Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology at Penn State University. Mortensen’s work focuses on deepening our understanding of ecologically-informed agriculture.
Mortensen’s research has been highlighted in international journals, Congressional testimonies and briefings. At Penn State, Mortensen has chaired the Ecology Graduate Degree Program. Additionally, due to his commitment to sustainable agriculture, he serves as the faculty advisor for the Student Community Garden, the co-chair for the Student Sustainable Farm and Food Systems minor and a Faculty Fellow in the Sustainability Institute. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and on the Rodale Institute Farm Advisory Committee.
March 23rd, 2013: Janisse Ray
Writer, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray is author of four books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She is on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and in 2007 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Unity College in Maine. Ray has won a Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry 2011, Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction 1999, an American Book Award 2000, the Southern Environmental Law Center 2000 Award for Outstanding Writing, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award 2000. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood was a New York Times Notable Book and was chosen as the Book All Georgians Should Read. Ray attempts to live a simple, sustainable life on a farm in southern Georgia with her husband, Raven Waters. Ray is an organic gardener, seedsaver, tender of farm animals, and slow-food cook. She lectures widely on nature, community, agriculture, wildness, sustainability and the politics of wholeness.