Environment & Sustainability Series - Local? Sustainable? Equitable? Having Your Values and Eating Them Too!
Rainier Square - Third Floor Atrium | 1333 Fifth Avenue, Seattle
Buffet lunch forum | General Registration: 11:30 | Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
August 6th, 2009 11:30 AM through 1:30 PM
Michelle Bates-Benetua, King County Food and Fitness Initiative, Solid Ground
David Granatstein, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nancy Hutto, Chair, King County Agriculture Commission
Michael Seliga, Co-Manager, Cascadian Edible Landscapes
Moderated by: Steve Scher, Host and Producer, KUOW 94.9
From guerilla gardeners growing tomatoes in right of ways to locally sourced eating establishments, we in the Northwest are getting back in touch with where our food comes from. We all eat every day; but do our food choices support our ecological, social, and economic values? And does everybody have the same opportunity to support their values with the food choices they can make? With some just struggling to have enough to eat, what influences what we can buy and how much it costs? What changes in policy at the local, state and federal level could better support local farming? Join us as we explore the different components that make up our local food system, how we got here, and what the future could hold. Bring your own questions and an appetite for local food!
Thanks to our -
Organizing committee: Brad Gaolach, Justo Gonzalez, Megan Horst and Susan Jones.
Co-presenting organizations: Cascade Harvest Coalition, EarthCorps, Pike Place Market, Seattle Great City Initiative, Sightline Institute, Slow Food Seattle, Solid Ground, Sustainable Seattle, Washington State University and YWCA of Seattle/King/Snohomish County.