Freelance journalist and author Ben Hewitt will present "Peace and Carrots: cultivating local food economies in the 21st century" at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Spring Hill Campus, as part of its Peace Week events. Hewitt will speak again at 12:40 p.m. at the West Campus in New Port Richey, and 3:30 p.m. at East Campus in Dade City. Hewitt and his family set the example of how to live in a way that truly connects with nature and leaves no carbon footprint. He will share practical ways to take action in your life now.
In addition to keynote presentations, Peace Week also offers guest and faculty lecturers, a sand mandala, exhibits, presentations, interactive workshops, peace and religion festivals, and musical performances. The sand mandala is a symbolic structure, with many layers of meaning, created from colored sand. Upon completion, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will offer a Sand Mandala teaching at the North Campus at 5 p.m. on Thursday followed by a dissolution ceremony.
Visit www.phcc.edu/peace for a daily agenda of activities, times and room locations at the various campus locations or call 1-877-TRY-PHCC for more information. All Peace Week events are free and open to the community.