SEEDS Hosts Resilient Regional Economies Program With Sustainable Business Entrepreneur Judy Wicks September 15 In Wayne County

The program had been scheduled for March 21, but was postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

An early pioneer of the farm-to-table and local economy movements, Wicks is nationally recognized for developing a blueprint for sustainable, local business practices. 

Wicks’ work continues to connect urban and rural communities, farmers with entrepreneurs, investors with borrowers, producers with consumers, and engage them in a collaborative effort to build just, resilient, and self-reliant regional economies throughout Pennsylvania.

“Judy brings an entrepreneur’s perspective of regional supply chains and local economy. Her restaurant was wildly successful because of its practices, which restaurant schools at the time considered to be all the ‘wrong things,’” said SEEDS Board Member Jack Barnett.  “From that success she learned the critical importance of investing in local businesses, of local businesses buying from other small businesses, and especially for agriculture and local food providers,”  

“I’m excited that she’ll be sharing this with us, just as our community leaders have recognized the key role agriculture has in our economy.”

The March 21 program will include light breakfast refreshments and a presentation by Wicks, followed by a brief question and answer session. 

“Resilient Regional Economies” Gold Sponsors include: Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau, Turano Insurance, and Wayne Economic Development Corporation. Silver sponsors include: Farm Arts Collective, Gincgo Inc., Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Wayne County Chapter, and Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau. Bronze sponsors include: The Cooperage Project.

SEEDS is a nonprofit environmental education organization based in Honesdale, and serving northeastern Pennsylvania, promoting sustainable energy and sustainable living.

[Posted: March 16, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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