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FoodCon II at the Harrison Center

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FoodCon II got people face-to-face with issues surrounding food.
  • FoodCon II got people face-to-face with issues surrounding food.

This First Friday event was — to my experience — the most massive and complex and wondrous Harrison Center event of all time.

The outdoor tent featured all-things-local-food, from beekeeping to chicken-raising to gourmet marshmallows. Booths dispensed lots of information, and behind each booth, was a smiling, informative human, happy to talk about their work, and about their relationship to food and nature. There was even a booth where you could buy lollipop suckers that were not what they seemed (i.e. they tasted like bacon and french fries!).

Inside were five installations, representing different biomes: forest, tundra, prairie, wetlands and desert. Each installation was interactive and engaging.

Add numerous studios open for business, and you've got a boggling amount of stuff to look at! And there was even an art opening, Josh Rush's paintings in the City Gallery, an exhibit that will be displayed all month.

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