Did you know that there is one federal bill that affects the food you eat, health, renewable energy, farms, the environment, the economy, immigration, and world hunger?
It’s called the Farm Bill. And together, we can make it work better for everyone!
Join us for a community Farm Bill Workshop
& Kick-off the formation of the Seattle Farm Bill Action Group!
Sunday August 8, 4-6:30 pm, potluck following
Workshop Description: Through interactive activities participants will learn about how the Farm Bill affects them personally and create a vision for the Farm Bill we want! Guest speakers Ben Burkett, Sue McGann and John Fawcett-Long will help participants understand the basics of the Farm Bill, its impacts on farmers, communities and consumers in WA state, and the struggles to improve the Farm Bill in 2008, including what lessons we can learn from these past efforts to be more effective in 2012.
Potluck following- please bring something to share if you are able!
Location: New Hope Baptist Church
116 21st Ave. – between Fir & Yesler in the Central District of Seattle
Workshop Sponsors: Cascade Harvest Coalition, Community Alliance for Global Justice, Creatives 4 Community/Ground Up, Equal Exchange, Moving Images, Seattle Central Community College Sustainable Agriculture Program, Seattle Farm Co-op, Spring Into Bed/Cascadian Edible Landscapes, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network, Witness for Peace