The New Locavorism

Lecture title:

Building a good food business ecosystem: Real-life entrepreneurs riff on relationships and movement-building in Detroit's local food scene

Speakers:

Moderator: Jess Daniel, Foodlab Detroit

Speaker(s) Web Pages:

Semester: Fall 2012

Date: Friday, October 19, 2012

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Venue: Room K1310, Ross School of Business

Additional Notes:

Introducer: Wayne Baker, Ross School of Business


Abstract:

This panel will feature five entrepreneurs working to grow Detroit's local food economy. Through their stories, we'll explore the emergence of locally-owned, human-scale food businesses in Detroit and specifically how these businesses relate to the good food movement and to a growing grassroots movement for re-building localized, human-scale economies. The focus will be less on the individual businesses, and more on how businesses build relationships both to benefit their individual business and to grow the overall field: "me" capital versus "we" capital.

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Lecture recording: Flash | iPod


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