Who doesn’t love a food festival? When the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a nationally distributed news organization focused on food and the environment, wanted to elevate its profile with the general public and bring awareness of its brand of storytelling to potential new audiences and donors, it decided to throw a party. FERN Talks & Eats was a high-end event where attendees were regaled with food by top chefs, music and storytelling. It safe to say that event planning is not in the skill set of most journalists, but that didn’t hamper the folks at FERN. The sold-out event, held in Brooklyn, NY had 250 attendees and showcased FERN’s food and environmentally-focused storytelling to new audiences in a fun and festive way.