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20.40 Talks: Local Food Deserts (Live/Online) - Northeast Branch

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Starts On - August 13, 2018 - 11:30am
Ends On - August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
40 E. Adams Street, Lecture Hall
Jacksonville , FL 32202

Available in-person or online

Join us for three, thought-provoking presentations on local food deserts and the efforts being taken to provide fresh food to Northeast Florida communities at the LEED Gold Jessie Ball duPont Center on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

The presentations are followed by a robust panel discussion These quarterly 20.40 Talks offer diverse perspectives on how to create a fully sustainable community by the year 2040.


Dr. Lauri Wright, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

  • Director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Insecurity, University of North Florida
  • Incoming Chair of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of North Florida

Nathan Ballentine, Founder of “Man in Overalls," I'm a Star Foundation

Paul Tutwiler, CEO, Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC)

Viewing formats

  • In-Person at the LEED Gold Jessie Ball duPont Center Lecture Hall (40 E. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202)
  • Via GoToWebinar (Register for a remote seat and then follow instructions in your confirmation email — a two step process to receive your unique URL login)

Available credits

  • 1 GBCI General
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW


Cost of program includes lunch (unless you are attending remotely) and ranges from $15-$35 depending on your membership level. All proceeds go back into the nonprofit to support initiatives like LiveSMART (Sustainable Materials Resources Trailer) that educate 30,000 people a year about sustainable living and green building, LEEDing Tiny (striving to be the first LEED certified tiny house ever), and creating a tiny house community for veterans in northeast Florida.


If you are attending in person there is plenty of metered parking on the street for $0.25/half-hour or at two parking lots at Newnan and Adams. For additional parking options, please click here.

View the Northeast Florida Food Desert Map from USDA.