Heaven on Earth: An Agrarian Road Trip to the U.S. Social Forum

Interested in food justice and the local food movement?  The Presbyterian Hunger Program sent the following information about an upcoming opportunity: 

Heaven on Earth: An Agrarian Road Trip to the U.S. Social Forum
June 13–26, 2010

 Heaven on earthHeaven on Earth is a road trip to the U.S. Social Forum organized by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. We will travel through several states making stops along the way to visit local food and food justice projects. The trip will celebrate the decentralized, grassroots sustainable food and agricultural revolution that is sprouting up everywhere.

Why make so many stops?
We will have fellowship, events and performances, along with the visits to food justice projects, visits with the hope of bringing together church people and community people to share what they are doing with each other and with us, and us with them. We will commune, eat well, be encouraged and encourage those building and rebuilding a just and green agrarian renaissance. We will be posting, reporting, videotaping and songwriting along the way to make it a distance learning experience for Presbyterians and others all over the country!

Who is invited?
Presbyterians and non-Presbyterians alike are encouraged to come. There will be a group of bloggers, photographers, activists, videographers, song writer/musicians, professionals, journalists and young adults along for the ride.

How will we get there?
We’ll hop in a couple of biodiesel or electric cars and hit the highway and if no fuel-efficient cars are to be found, we’ll buy carbon offsets and visit a dairy farm methane biodigester along the way. We have a network of people and congregations in place that will help find us a place to stay each night.

Where exactly will we be going?
The trip starts in Louisville, Kentucky, and heads south through Tennessee to North Carolina before turning north through West Virginia and Ohio to Detroit, Michigan.

How do I sign up?
Contact Andrew Kang Bartlett at the Presbyterian Hunger Program at (502) 569-5388 or email to request an application or to learn more. Download the Heaven on Earth Flier and share with your friends.

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