Nourish New Haven

Nourish New Haven, the local food justice and sustainability conference with Greater-Yale and Greater-New Haven partners, took place at Yale Divinity School on September 19-20, 2014.


Details for the next Nourish New Haven conference and related projects throughout the year will become available by August 2015.


The conference and related events educate participants around pressing food issues, connect academic and grassroots efforts, and cultivate ongoing relationships for strengthening our local community.

Informing and inspiring, Nourish New Haven 2014  began Friday evening and ended with Saturday’s community lunch. The program included keynote speakers Fred Bahnson of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and Pashon Murray of Detroit Dirt and Ford’s “Upside” commercial. Keynote panels and breakout sessions included local, national, and academic leaders speaking about food-related work in restorative justice, faith-based liturgies and responses, youth and education, policy and advocacy, food insecurity, climate change, sustainable food systems, factory farming, agrarian ethics, community growing through city gardens and urban agriculture, and community health and wellness. 

Yale Divinity SchoolYale School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesYale Institute of Sacred MusicBerkeley Divinity School at YaleThe Forum on Religion and Ecology at YaleYale Sustainable Food ProjectYale Dining and the Connecticut Mental Health Center provided major funding to make this conference free for all participants.  

In addition, restaurants, community organizations, and other leaders strengthened community partnerships between Yale University and New Haven. Partners include Caseus Fromagerie & BistroClaire’s Corner Copia CitySeedCommon GroundCommunity Alliance for Research and EngagementGlobal Local GourmetInterreligious Eco-Justice Network of CTLoaves and FishesMiya’s SushiNew Haven Bioregional GroupNew Haven Community Soup KitchenNew Haven FarmsNew Haven Food Policy CouncilNew Haven Land TrustRoia RestaurantSandra’s Next GenerationWest River Neighborhood Service CorpsYale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, and Yale Sustainability.

Program Overview:

Friday Evening, September 19th

     5:45pm-6:30pm          Check-in and Welcome with New Haven Master Cooks                             

     6:30pm-7:15pm          Keynote with Fred Bahnson                   

     7:30pm-8:45pm          Keynote Panel                                                 

     8:45pm-10:00pm        Community Social                                                

Saturday, September 20th

     8:00am-9:00am           Community Coffee

     9:00am-10:00am         Keynote Panel                                                         

     10:15am-11:30am       Breakout Sessions

     11:45am-12:30pm       Keynote with Pashon Murray

     12:30pm-2:00pm         Community Lunch

     2:00pm-2:30pm           Journey Together in Hope Prayer and Meditation Toward People’s Climate March


Additional Information:

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Registration is closed.
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Learn more about Nourish New Haven 2013 here.