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TEDxManhattan Gives Louisville Food for Thought

On Saturday’s wintry morning, the air flecked with an occasional snowflake, a couple hundred people made their way into the York Street Library to spend the whole day talking about one very important subject: food. The local foodies were there for the TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Viewing Party, a live webcast of an all day event in NYC focused on sustainable food and farming. I got there early for registration and milled around in the lobby, drawn by the earthy tunes of a band called Vessel and the free Heine Bros. coffee. I felt a twinge of guilt…

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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….

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Let’s Talk TEDx!

Boy-O-Boy, TEDx Manhattan made a huge splash in Louisville. More than 300 people were in attendance for the local event hosted by Grasshoppers Distribution this past Saturday at Bellarmine University. The event was kicked off with a welcome by co-sponsor and hostess, Emily Bingham. She and her husband, Stephen Reilly were the force behind bringing TEDx Manhattan to Louisville. Stephen was in attendance in New York and was asked to speak about Louisville and our local food movement. Master of Ceremonies and Chief Organizer, Caroline Heine, of Heine Brothers Coffee, did a fantastic job helping the crowd transition throughout the…