I’m fortunate to be participating in some awesome training and learning opportunities this coming summer and fall. My travels will take me to amazing “repeat” states – Alaska! – as well as one of the two states I’ve never been to – South Dakota! I’ll let you guess which is the 50th state that remains on my bucket list. I’m also excited to be attending my high school reunion (not saying which one) in New Jersey. I’ve included that trip down memory lane just in case there’s anyone in the Northeast who wants to do a little business while I’m in the neighborhood, and when not otherwise reminiscing with former classmates.

The purposes of my visits vary from giving keynotes, to conducting workshops, to doing research. What’s unusual is that I’m promoting one book, Stand Together or Starve Alone, at the same time I’m researching another book, tentatively titled Food Town, USA. Stand Together is moving rapidly out of warehouses and off the shelves into good, loving homes and offices across America. Don’t get caught short – order yours today! Wanna make a deal? I’m all ears! As the radio ad from “Little Lenny’s Discount City” just off Route 17 in North Jersey used to say, “Money talks, nobody walks!”

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Where I’ll be (check for updates and be in touch if you’re looking for a little help):

Sitka, Alaska – July 6 – 13. I’ll be visiting what may be America’s best little food town for research, but I’ll also be speaking at the Sitka Public Library on July 11 at 6:00 PM. Contact Charles Bingham at charleswbingham3@gmail.com for more information.

Baltimore, Maryland – July 16 – 18. I’ll be working with the Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University. I’ll be performing live daily with the Food Policy Network’s All-Star Advisory Committee Band.

Ridgewood, New Jersey – September 21 -22. The author returns to the place where it all began for him. Surely, the talk on the dance floor will be something like, “And I sat next to him in junior English!”

South Dakota – October 31 – November 2. Yes, this is the 49th state that I’ll be visiting for a work-related activity (#50 is just across the border). I’ll be speaking at South Dakota State (contact Brett Owens at brett.ownes@sdstate.edu) and at the South Dakota Local Foods Conference (contact hollyt@dakotarural.org).

Spokane, Washington – November 13. I’ll be speaking at the Spokane, Washington food summit. For more information contact Nathan Calene at ncalene@spokanecity.org.

Nebraska – I’ll be working with the newly formed Nebraska Food Policy Council some time late this fall. Stay tuned or be in touch with the Center for Rural Affairs.