ACT LOCALLY: GRID'S Round-up of local events and newsy bits

Courtesy of Greater Philadelphia GardensTuesday, April 12, 12pm – 1pm

Marion Kalb and Megan Lott of the National Farm to School Network at Cornell University present, “Farm to School: A Legislative History,” a webinar that highlights legislation that has formed the foundation for today’s Farm to School movement. The webinar is part of a new “Lunch Bites” 20-minute webinar series. This is a FREE event! To register, visit http://farmtoschool.cce.cornell.edu/events/farm-to-school-a-legislative-history.html

Wednesday, April 13, 2pm – 4pm

The Morris Arboretum presents, Connections Beyond Our Garden: Talks on People, Plants and Place. Join Director of the Arboretum, Paul Meyer, for his discussion on International Plant Exploration specifically focusing on the landscapes of Korea, China and the Republic of Georgia. Tickets are $18 for Arboretum members and $20 for non-members. For more information, visit http://www.greaterphiladelphiagardens.org/events.asp?EventID=2096&SD=4/13/2011

Wednesday, April 13, 7pm – 9pm

Slow Food Philly’s Food Tastings/Seminars and Casey Spacht, Director of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop will host, Foraging Wild Foods and the Farms of Lancaster County. Casey (featured in GRID June '10 p.14) will demonstrate how to recognize, forage and prepare wild edibles and medicinals. This event will take place at the Restaurant School, located at 4100 Walnut St. Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.slowfoodphilly.org/events/slow-food-seminars/

More upcoming events after the jump!

Thursday, April 14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn about the art and sustainability of tea and steeping from tea consultant and writer, Alexis Siemons. Her website, teaspoons and petals has evolved into a consulting business and teaware brand. Siemons has recently launched a series of culinary tea classes. Her upcoming class, Tea Tasting & Tips with Alexis Siemons, will take place at 1700 Sansom St. For this event, participants will receive refreshing iced tea and tea cocktails at SA VA. Participants will also receive 20% off all regular priced clothing during the event. For more information, visit http://shop.savafashion.com/wordpress/?page_id=920

Thursday, April 14, 1:30pm – 6pm

The Social Entrepreneurship Conference hosts its 6th Annual Conference, “From Idea to Impact,” at Temple University's Student Activity Center. This discussion will feature a hands-on workshop focusing on innovative ways to finance and evaluate the impact of social ventures. This event is FREE for university students, faculty and staff. For non-Temple affiliates, tickets are $20 for advance registration and $30 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.fox.temple.edu/iei/