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Conference connects schools, entrepreneurs on food security

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge.

Lia Heifetz, owner of Grow Southeast and Food Security Coordinator for Southeast Conference, hopes to increase security in the region through local production in Southeast Alaska, where most food comes from around the world and arrives on Alaska forks only through a complex web of transportation.

One place to start? Schools.

Heifetz is organizing the Fish and Farm to Schools Conference, starting at 8 a.m. on April 2 and 3 at Centennial H...



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