Green Drinks to host sustainable agriculture talk Jan. 29

January 17, 2019

Green Drinks will host a conversation about sustainability from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Summer House Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach; free on-street parking is available. Green Drinks is a way to connect with eco-minded people, share new ideas, discover new opportunities, build relationships and support the local economy.

“Come have a few drinks and meet like-minded individuals who share your interest in building a sustainable society and greener planet,” said Joan Flaherty, Green Drinks organizer.

Local farmer Zach Dittmar of Dittmar Family Farms will speak about sustainable farming and gardening techniques, and the importance of healthy soil. He will discuss his approach to food and farming systems which aims to regenerate topsoil, increase biodiversity, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve water cycles. Networking will follow the 15-minute talk. Dittmar Family Farms is a 40-acre organic farm located in Felton. He is a third-generation farmer from Wisconsin.

Dittmar Family Farms provides community-supported agriculture shares including more than 70 varieties of vegetables and fruits, flowers, eggs and pasture-raised meats. The focus of his farm goes beyond organic and focuses on soil health. The Dittmar Family Farms philosophy is to work with nature, not against it.

“Whether you’re interested in sustainability, or just in town on your way to save the planet, make a point of connecting with the Sussex County environmental crowd at Green Drinks and support our local businesses,” said Charlie Garlow, Green Drinks co-organizer. Green Drinks is an international educational campaign with gatherings like this in more than 500 cities around the world.

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