We are what we eat, but what about where we eat? FERN Talks, the Food and Environment Reporting Network, presents a night of live performance and storytelling about food and its relationship to the Earth. Small plates punctuate bold, episodic tales by the likes of Dan Barber, author of The Third Plate, Sam Fromartz, FERN editor and author of In Search of the Perfect Loaf, photographer Lisa Hamilton, and food and environment writers Tracie McMillan, Michelle Nijhuis, and Maryn McKenna. Audience members are free to interact with presenters in Carroll Gardens’ beautiful Green Building, a 4,000-square-foot converted brass foundry, before and after the event, which features food by Franny’s, Almond, Pearl & Ash, and Tertulia.

Mon., Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m., 2014