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March Biophilia: Pittsburgh Meeting

On March 20, we welcome guest speaker, Kelsey Weisgerber, presenting Connecting Children to Real Food

In today’s fast-paced food culture, kids are increasingly exposed to processed, junk and fast foods, including relentlessly marketed sugary cereals. At this meetup, guest speaker Kelsey Weisgerber will examine the importance of taking pause and connecting families back to the roots of real food through gardening, cooking and learning. She will also share tactics and stories from her efforts to strengthen kids' connections to the food they eat and the systems that support healthy and natural nutrition choices. Weisgerber is the food service director at the Frick Environmental Charter School and a Slow Food Pittsburgh board member, leading multiple cooking initiatives across the City of Pittsburgh.

Directions and Parking:

The meeting will be held at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes classroom at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens where, over delicious small-plate food and a happy-hour cash bar, a discipline or behavior will be identified and discussed among the participants in the interest of sharing ideas and identifying opportunities.

The main Conservatory entrance will be closed, as this meeting takes place after normal business hours; to access the CSL, follow Frew Street (located between the Oakland/Schenley Park bridge and the Christopher Columbus statue), which will take you around the Conservatory to the lower campus. Guest parking spaces are available on your left as you approach the CSL.

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  • Phipps C.

    Thank you to all who we're able to make it last night. It was a wonderful presentation and it was great to see everyone engaged in the conversation.
    Kelsey Weisgerber has kindly made her presentation slides available for anyone who missed the presentation. The presentation can be found at:

    March 21, 2014

  • michelle j.

    Thank you. This was great.

    March 21, 2014

  • Corey F.

    Very interesting. I really enjoyed the talk.

    March 20, 2014

  • Lisa S.

    Unfortunately, I had to change plans! See you next time!

    March 19, 2014

  • Maren C.

    Sad to say that I also have a conflict, with the New Economy gathering that evening (lead-in to the Friday-Saturday event featuring Gar Alperovitz). I'm all over the topic, though!

    March 19, 2014

  • paul g w.

    I'm in the same boat as Jess. I was looking forward to coming but a bike trail meeting was called so I have to be in Somerset. See you all in April.

    March 16, 2014

  • Jess

    I was really excited to attending and meeting you all, but unfortunately another commitment came up. Will look forward to the next meeting!

    March 15, 2014

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