For many, the dinner table serves as a place to gather not only to share a meal, but also stories, thoughts and ideas. What better place to discuss one of our state’s most important, and recently one of the most discussed natural resources: water.
This summer, Iowans are invited to sit down together for Dialogue Dinner Series – Conversations about the Future of Iowa’s Water, a series of dinner discussions hosted and facilitated by the Wallace Centers of Iowa. The first dinner, will be held at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. , at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center in Orient, Iowa.
No experts will speak at the dinners. Instead, prepared questions at each table will prompt discussion among attendees, which will be followed by a facilitated group discussion. The event aims to create a space for civil conversations that will encourage citizens to become more informed about the complexities of this important resource and the impact of their personal actions.
Two other dinners will also be held later this summer, Thursday, July 30 at the Wallace House in Des Moines, and Tuesday, July 7 at Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids. Both dinners will begin at 6 p.m.
Due to limited seating, reservations are required. The cost to attend each event is $25, which includes a locally-sourced dinner. To make a reservation, call Deanne Bryce at 515-243-7063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promotional partners encouraging this civil dialogue include the Iowa Environmental Council, the Iowa Association of Water Agencies, the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, and the Iowa Farmers Union.