KBS Dessert with Discussion features Urban Sustainability: Lessons from Michigan

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: KBS Academic Center Auditorium located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Join KBS on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. in welcoming Dr. Rick Foster, Michigan State University Professor in Food, Society and Sustainability. Dr. Foster’s free talk, titled “Urban Sustainability: Lessons from Michigan” will share examples of urban agriculture in some of Michigan’s largest cities.


By 2050, we expect that there will be 9.5 billion people on earth, 70% of which will live in urban areas. To sustain this population, we need to make drastic changes to our consumption and production of food, water and energy, and create solutions for our cities. Learn about the extraordinary impact of urban sustainability and food production efforts of MSU faculty in Detroit and Kalamazoo.


Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the talk begins at 6:30. Enjoy coffee, tea and delicious locally sourced desserts, provided free of charge, by the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Conference Center. A cash bar featuring house wines and Michigan craft beer will be open at 6:00 p.m.


Before and after the talk, visit exhibitors including MSU’s Center for Regional Food Systems, Sprout Urban Farms, Food Bank of South Central Michigan, International Food Protection Training Institute,  and Kalamazoo Valley Community College Sustainable Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems Program.


This free community event is presented through KBS’s signature Dessert with Discussion lecture series and is sponsored in part by MSU’s Center for Regional Food Systems.


Dessert with Discussion takes place in the KBS Academic Center Auditorium located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060.


The event is free, but registration is required by visiting bit.ly//DwDOct2015 or calling (269)671-2015.


The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State University’s largest off-campus education complex and one of North America’s premier inland field stations. KBS‘s mission is focused on ecological and environmental research, education and community outreach.