Erin Meyer, MS, RD

Director/Owner, Basil’s Harvest

Erin is speaking at

May 22, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Public Works Main Hall



Introducing the Field Guide to Transformation
- Regina Connell

Transformation Lab Facilitators

- Christian Peele Executive Minister of Institutional Advancement, Riverside Church, NYC
- Tim Soerens, Parish Collective

Transformation Lab #1
Creating a marketplace where refugees and immigrant are seen as investable and not needy recipients of charity

- John Kluge, Refugee Investment Network
- Said Sheikh Abdi, community leader, Somali immigrants in Minneapolis
- Matt Bauer and Amy Tucker, Sparrow Mobile
- Jeffrey Ashe, expert on immigrant-led savings circles
- Kevin Rowell, consultant to the UN High Commission on Refugees

Introduction of Lab #2
Moving regenerative agriculture from farm-to-table to farm-to-hospital food system in Peoria, Illinois

- Carol Hays, System Entrepreneur
- Erin Meyer, Mother Hen

Introduction of Lab #3
Creating a center of gravity to move donor advised funds from a tax strategy to their potential for world changing

- Tim Freundlich, Impact Assets


Anchor Institution Regenerative Agriculture
May 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Public Works Main Hall



Farmers in Illinois seek a path to move from industrial to regenerative agriculture. Although small scale farm to table paths exist, something larger and more scalable needed to be created. The solution is “farm to food service” - a collaboration between farmers, mills and hospitals to provide healthy food to patients, healthy soil for farms, and an economic system to bring it to scale. Includes examination of many types of capital to make this happen.

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