Given that the average grocery store vegetable travels 1500 miles to reach our plate, city leaders and community activists are investigating how we can increase farming inside our city limits. Find out how we can create oases where there were once food deserts.A discussion with:Josh Viertel, President, Slow Food USALiz Falk, Director and co-Founder, Washington DC based Common Good City FarmSteve Cohen, food policy and programs, Portland Oregon’s Bureau of Planning and SustainabilityAllison…See More
"for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?"We'll introduce the Transition model to newcomers, assess where we are in the 12 Step process and determine the next moves. We'll also discuss hosting Transition Training in 2009 and networking with existing, emerging and planned…See More
The focus of this group is sustainable agriculture, urban farming, nutrition, cuisine, slow food and locavory. We'll explore education, technology, production, distribution and marketing. Importantly, we'll find ways to make changes in our own lives.
What skills or experience would you share? We need architects, artists, planners, scholars, farmers, web wizards, fundraisers, vintners, vegan chefs, grant writers, carpenters, beekeepers, scientists, dreamers, lobbyists - you get the idea ...
knowledge of natural resource management, soils management, public health education experience, worker-bee skills.
Hi Kyle, thanks for signing up. Feel free to customize your page, post questions, thoughts, articles, photos, videos, make friends, message privately, join or create groups. We look forward to your participation in anchoring our vision with your management and public health experience as we seek to live more sustainably and equitably. We have some ideas about decentralizing healthcare and developing community health centers which emphasize prevention and holistic therapies. Please share your ideas, energy and passion.
We meet WEEKLY due to the enormity of the challenges and the urgency needed to address the issues that face us - Tuesdays 7 pm at Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid Street NW, WDC 20001. Let's together create a brave new world.
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