TEDxManhattan plows the way for sustainable farming

In the dead of winter, Louisville’s local food movement prepares to go into full bloom as Seed Capital Kentucky and the Louisville Free Public Library get ready to host the TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Viewing Party. The event will take place this Saturday, January 21 from 10a.m. to 6p.m. at the main branch, downtown.

It’s our city’s second incarnation of the event that began in the Big Apple. The main event in Manhattan will feature 20-plus speakers—all local food, farm-to-table and environmental activists, including Gary Oppenheimer. Louisville’s version will include live web streaming of this year’s Manhattan speakers. But don’t let the digital set-up deter you. Last year’s TEDx Louisville Viewing Party drew a bigger crowd than the  flagship location in NYC! In fact, tickets this year are no longer available (sorry if I got your hopes up). Entry (which was free, by the way—not to rub it in) also gets you lunch and a place at the table for “breakout sessions” with your fellow Chaco-clad, sustainable food and farming activists. Mayor Fischer also plans to speak at the event Saturday, and he’ll be in person, presumably.

If you’re super bummed because you didn’t manage to snatch up one of those illusive tickets, you can still stream the talks live from the website here.