Before I share my upcoming appearances, let me note that Food Town USA has been receiving a respectable about of media attention – almost 70 “hits” since its release in October. These include radio interviews, podcasts, reviews, excerpts, and social media posts. I’m especially pleased with the recent podcast Feast Yr Ears with Harry Rosenblum that broadcasts on the Heritage Radio Network. You can listen to it here

But “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road” where we “do not convince by arguments, similes, rhymes/We convince by our presence.” And this is where the open road will take me from January to June:

January 23 and 24 – Little Rock, Arkansas where I’ll be conducting a workshop with my colleagues from the Center for a Livable Future at the 2020 Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) annual conference.

January 25 – Santa Fe, New Mexico where I’ll be attending the Edible Institute, a national gathering of the Edible Communities magazines at the La Fonda Hotel. I’m honored to conduct a conference interview with farmer and writer Stanley Crawford, author of the Garlic Testament and Mayordomo.

February 2-4 – San Diego, California where I’ll be presenting at this year’s In Tents: The Farmers’ Market Conference, a North American convocation of local farmers’ market leaders. For more information contact Catt Field White at

February 17 and 20 – Santa Fe, New Mexico where I’ll be speaking at two events. The first is the Santa Fe Slow Food Chapter book club (contact Elisabeth at, and the second is the Friends of the Santa Fe Library book club (contact Leslie Levin at

March 26-28 – Boise, Idaho where I’ll be sharing my thoughts on food, equity, sustainability and public policy with participants of that city’s annual TreeFort shindig. For more information contact Susan Medlin at

April 23 and 24 – Baltimore, Maryland where I’ll be working with food policy network colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

April 28 – 30 – University of Maine at Fort Kent where I’ll be giving a keynote address as part of the University’s Scholars’ Symposium. For more information contact Jeff Dubis at

June 3-5 – Kansas City, Missouri where I’ll be addressing the 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium. For more information contact Heather Woods at