CERF 2023 Workshop

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Food for Thought: How Coasts Nourish Our Bodies and Communities

Sunday, 12 November, 2023 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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About This Workshop

This dynamic session will pair a live food demonstration with storytelling and moderated discussion on the intersections of foodways, culture, coastal communities, diversity, ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, equity, and accessibility. The panel will include community partners, researchers, and science extension specialists representing the Pacific Northwest region sharing their experiences of how food connects us to place, supports culture and commerce, can promote sustainable resource use, and reveals societal flaws. 

Case studies and discussion are likely to touch on such important questions as: how can research inform policies to protect subsistence practices and help preserve traditional and/or local knowledge?; how is food an indicator of healthy coastal ecosystems?; and, can we ensure equity in access to food while promoting new food-based commercial endeavors such as tourism?

Attendees will have the opportunity to leave behind their own stories of food and coastal culture as well as take home recipes and insights on food as an indicator of community well-being.

About the Presenters

Brooke Carney


Amara Davis

Kelly Samek

David Holen

Bio coming soon!

Matt Bethel