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14 November 2008

Simon Bevis of Noah Valley Farm (courtesy photo)

Brown Bag Lunch at the Library:
Eat Locally, Naturally Grown Produce


Simon Bevis, founder of the Noah Valley Farm, a small permaculture farm in Jacksonville, will speak to the JSU community about the importance of eating locally and naturally grown fruits and vegetables at the Brown Bag Lunch at the Houston Cole Library on November 19. The event begins at noon in Room 10B, and all faculty, staff and students are invited to bring their lunch and join the discussion.

Noah Valley Farm was founded in 2001 and produces certified naturally grown vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms for sale regionally. Noah Valley Farm is a CSA (community shared agriculture) farm and markets to restaurants and co-ops in the region.

A Jacksonville native, Bevis grew to love real foods as he traveled through other cultures and learned the impact of our food systems on people and the land. When he returned home, he knew he wanted to put his knowledge to work and the result is Noah Valley Farm. Bevis plans to work with farm-to-school programs and urban farming in the future.

He is a graduate of Jacksonville High School ('95) and Birmingham-Southern ('99), where he received the Bachelor of Arts in history and music.

For more information about Noah Valley Farm, please see this recent Publix Green Wise Market article.

For more on the Brown Bag Lunch Program, contact Charlcie Pettway Vann.

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