Author, food security advocate Ashlie Thomas to deliver Campus Sustainability Week keynote address

Ashlie Thomas will speak at Elon University on October 17 at 7 pm in McKinnon Hall.

Campus Sustainability Week Keynote Speaker, Ashlie Thomas, The Mocha Gardner.As part of Campus Sustainability Week events at Elon University, author and food security advocate Ashlie Thomas (The Mocha Gardener) will deliver a keynote titled “Cultivating Connection, Resilience, and Food Sovereignty” on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in McKinnon Hall inside the Moseley Center.

This keynote will explore the powerful synergy between cultivating nutritious food, fostering community bonds and promoting greater personal and collective wellness. Beyond the bounty they provide, vibrant edible spaces not only empower us as stewards of the environment, but offer a tangible way to address local food security challenges while fostering a more sustainable and resilient future. Be prepared to be inspired as we consider the potential of these edible gardens to sow seeds of positive change, cultivating a future where both people and the planet thrive!

This keynote presentation is free and open to the public. It will be recorded and then made available to anyone with Elon login credentials.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, the Food Studies Minor, HealthEU, Kernodle Center for Civic Life and Public Health Studies.