hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Eat in, Act out -- celebrating local foods

  • Subject: [cg] Eat in, Act out -- celebrating local foods
  • From: betsyjohnson@speakeasy.net
  • Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:37:18 +0000
  • Sensitivity: Normal

The Boston-based Food Project is currently organizing thesecond annual ?Eat In, Act Out?, a week of community sponsoredevents across the nation that celebrate the importance of enjoying local foods(July 31st ? August 6th). 

The main themes of this week are:
To encourage communities to eat locally and think critically about their food choices; to build a sustainable food system where everyone has access to affordable, healthy food; to highlight the capabilities and importance of youth in this movement.

A few past events have included: organizing a bike tour of local farms/gardens, working with chefs to offer a nightly meal made from local ingredients, hosting a food-related community forum or movie, offering youth-led cooking classes, visiting store managers and encouraging them to sell more local produce, etc. There are endless possibilities that can be tailored to meet the needs of your community.

It seems like the potential benefits of this week are strong: cementing community partnerships, bringing awareness tolocal food issues, increasing sales of area produce, and increasing the media attention you can bring to your work,etc. 

For more information and planning suggestions for ?Eatin, Act out? week, visit: http://www.thefoodproject.org/blast/internal1.asp?ID=226 OR contact Monica Pless at mpless@thefoodproject.org

You can visit the Food Project at: www.thefoodproject.org

The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org

To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:  https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden

 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index