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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church to Host Conversation on “the Power of Local” with CISA Director Phil Korman

LONGMEADOW – By the end of the twentieth century, most of our food was produced by factory farms. But there has been a growing trend in favor of small farms and a local food economy. In our area, much of the change has been led by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).
On March 2 at 7:00 PM, as part of its ongoing Lenten discussion series, “Bread for the Journey: The Connection between Food and Faith,” St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 335 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, will host Phil Korman, Executive Director of CISA in a conversation about “the power of local.”
Since 1993, CISA has been working to strengthen farms and engage the community to build the local food economy based on the following guiding principles: local, prosperous, and diverse farms are essential to the economic health and environmental quality of the region; an informed and engaged community is essential to the long-term sustainability of our local farms; and everyone should have access to locally grown food and farm products.
Phil Korman has been the Executive Director of CISA since 2008. He has over 20 years’ experience in management and raising resources at nonprofits, including six years as executive director of the Western Mass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health and seven years as the director of development for the National Priorities Project. Phil holds a master’s degree in public health from UC Berkeley.
The discussion will last from 7:00 until 8:30 and meet in the Saint Andrew’s Room at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The event is free and open to the public.