SEEDS to feature entrepreneur, author, speaker  


SEEDS (Sustainable Energy and Education Development Support) will host a presentation on "Resilient Regional Economies" by renowned entrepreneur, author and acclaimed speaker, Judy Wicks on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., Honesdale.

Admission is $10 ($5 for SEEDS members), and tickets are available at

An early pioneer of the farm-to-table and local economy movements, Wicks is nationally recognized for developing a blueprint for sustainable, local business practices. Since starting Philadelphia's landmark farm-to-table restaurant, White Dog Cafe in 1983, she has founded many regional and national organizations such as BALLE (now Common Future), the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia and All Together Now PA.

Wicks' work continues to connect urban and rural communities, farmers with entrepreneurs, investors with borrowers, producers with consumers, and engage them in a collaborative effort to build just, resilient and self-reliant regional economies throughout Pennsylvania.

The March 21 program will include light breakfast refreshments and a presentation by Wicks, followed by a brief question and answer session.

"Resilient Regional Economies" Gold sponsors include: Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau, Turano Insurance and Wayne Economic Development Corporation. Silver sponsors include: Farm Arts Collective, Gincgo Inc., Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Wayne County Chapter and Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau. Bronze sponsors include: The Cooperage Project.

For more information, visit or contact executive director Olga Trushina at or 570-245–1256.

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