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Discussion series offered by SnoValley Tilth, starts Monday

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SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, food-eaters, and the community as a whole. This year, with support from the King County Community Services Area Program, the 2014 summer and fall gatherings will feature guest speakers on topics related to buying direct from your food producer. In recent years, people have heard a lot about the importance of eating local. This series provides an opportunity to really examine the reasons behind the “eat local” catch phrase. Our objective is to allow area residents to come to their own conclusions about why buying direct from your producer does (or doesn’t!) matter to you.

Each gathering starts with a shared potluck meal. In July, August, and September the events take place on local farms – providing the opportunity for a farm tour along with a vibrant discussion. All events are free and open to the public. Join us to meet your neighbors and your farmers.

Meeting dates include:

• July 14, Local Roots Farm, Dr. David Montgomery, soil

• August 11, Oxbow Farm, Hedia Adelsman, climate change

• September 8, Experience Farming Project, growing new farmers

• October 13, Carnation Tree Farm Barn, Leika Suzumura, community kitchens

• November 10, Carnation Tree Farm Barn, Mary Embleton, local economics

Additional details and directions can be found at http://www.snovalleytilth.org/programs/networking/

 

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