[permaculture] TODAY/Sun Oct 21 6:30pm/Visions of a 21st Century Food System~Inviting Food & Agriculture Back Into Our Cities Santa Barbara

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Sun Oct 21 08:57:43 EDT 2012


/SAVE THE DATE, Oct 21, Workshop & Evening Talk (details for both below)

/
_Evening Talk:_

SBCC Center for Sustainability "Cities As the Solution" series:
Visions of a 21st Century Food System~
Inviting Food & Agriculture Back Into Our Cities

Evening Talk, Sunday October 21, 6:30-9pm,  2012
with Seattle City Councilmember
Richard Conlin

Fe Bland Auditorium, SBCC West Campus
Admission $5

/W/hat Makes a Great Food City?

With more than 50% of the worlds population now living in cities, 
sustainability & good ecological design for *resilient local food 
systems* has never been more important.  In the 21st Century, with 
innovative policy and design strategies, there is an opportunity to 
re-invite food and food growing back into our cities, while solving some 
of the planets most pressing environmental problems.

Join *Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin* as he shares the 
strategies of *Seattle's Local Food Action Initiative,* passed in 2008, 
that envisions an exciting new urban agriculture model that is good for 
the economy, the environment, and our health.

Urban agriculture is a creative response to dwindling resources. *Access 
to food is one of the most fundamental needs of a community*, but is 
seldom addressed by local governments.  Using the recently published 
/Good Laws, Good Food/ document by Harvard Law School/Food Law & Policy 
Clinic, Richard Conlin explores the legal structures that help or hinder 
local food production in cities.  Also shared will be examples of state 
and local Food Policy Councils around the country with diverse 
stakeholders that have come together to forge a response aimed at 
strengthening local & regional food systems.

Richard Conlin was first elected to the Seattle City Council in 1997 
after many years of public service with Seattle-based community 
organizations.   In 2008 he launched the Local Food Action Initiative to 
increase Seattle's access to nutritional foods and strengthen the 
security of its food supply. Conlin co-founded Sustainable Seattle in 
1991 and is the founding publisher of YES! magazine.  He currently 
serves on the Board of YES!, the Antioch University Seattle Board of 
Trustees, and the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities.  
Conlin holds a B.A. in History and a Master's degree in Political Science.

The evening talk takes place on *Sunday, October 21, 6:30pm-9pm, *at the 
*Fe Bland Auditorium, Santa Barbara City College West Campus*, 800 Block 
of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93109.*  Admission $5. *No 
reservations required and parking is free on Sundays.
More info: (805)962-2571, email: sbpcnet at silcom.com, 
http://sustainability.sbcc.edu/

*A panel of community members and politicians follows the talk:*

    Facilitated by Eric Lohela 
    Das Williams, State Assemblyman, 35 District 
    Warren Brush, Co-Founder Quail Springs 
    Alison Hensley, Co-founder SOL Food Festival 
    Meg West, member of Goleta Planning Board 
    Eric Cardenas, Co-founder LOATree, & Santa Barbara & Ventura Ag
    Futures Alliances 
    Lori Ann David, Eat Your Yard, Santa Barbara Edible Landscape Company 
    Jasper Eiler, Harvest Santa Barbara 
    Krista Harris, Edible Santa Barbara Magazine 

Sponsored by:
The SBCC Center for Sustainability
http://sustainability.sbcc.edu/

*Event Co-sponsors*:  Nutiva, Fund for Santa Barbara, Food Bank of Santa 
Barbara County, New Frontiers Natural Marketplace,
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Santa Barbara Independent, Slow 
Money SB Chapter, Sojourner, Permaculture Credit Union,
  SOL Food Festival, & Island Seed & Feed


_Afternoon Workshop:

_
Visions of a 21st Century Food System~
/Good Laws,Good Food /Workshop
with Seattle City Councilmember, Richard Conlin

Afternoon Workshop , Sunday October 21, 2-5pm 2012
BC Forum, Room 222,  SBCC West Campus, Admission $20


Join *Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin* as he shares the 
strategies of *Seattle's Local Food Action Initiative,* passed in 2008, 
that envisions an exciting new urban agriculture model that is good for 
the economy, the environment, and our health.

*Access to food is one of the most fundamental needs of a community*, 
but is seldom addressed by local governments.  Using the recently 
published */Good Laws, Good Food/* document by Harvard Law School/Food 
Law & Policy Clinic, Richard Conlin explores the legal structures that 
help or hinder local food production in cities.  Also shared will be 
*examples of state and local Food Policy Councils *around the country 
with diverse stakeholders that have come together to forge responses 
aimed at strengthening local & regional food systems.

The afternoon workshop takes place on *Sunday, October 21, 2pm-5pm, *at 
the BC Forum, Room # BC222*, Santa Barbara City College West Campus*, 
800 Block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93109.*  Admission $20.* No 
reservations required & parking is free on Sundays.
More info: (805)965-0581, ext.2177, email: msbushman at sbcc.edu

Sponsored by:
The SBCC Center for Sustainability
http://sustainability.sbcc.edu/

_Additional Info:

_Websites:

*Seattle Councilmember Richard Conlin
* http://www.seattle.gov/council/conlin/

*/Good Laws, Good Food
/*recently published document by the *Harvard Law School/Food Law & 
Policy Clinic*.
http://www.foodsecurity.org/pub/GoodLawsGoodFood.pdf

*Mark Winne
*Co-founder of the* Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC)
*40 years as a community food activist, writer, and trainer.
http://www.markwinne.com/


Margie Bushman
Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability
http://sustainability.sbcc.edu/
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