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Food Security Group

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Food Security Group

We will be supporting existing community and TW food security-oriented projects, organizations, and the local ag industry; assessing gaps and how to fill them; and starting a plan for dramatically increasing food security in the next 10-20 years.

Website: http://www.suezimmermann.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=112&Akey=6Y24HJCJ
Location: Art used with permission by Sue Zimmerman
Members: 60
Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2017

Original Greetings Letter from the Food Security Workgroup:
Greetings from the Food Security Workgroup.doc

Good Links for Food Security Information:

Sustainable Connections Food and Farming Program (Sign up for the newsletter on this page)

WSU Extension Office

Discussion Forum

THE “THERE’S NO REASON NOT TO EAT LOCAL YEAR-ROUND IN WHATCOM COUNTY” MASTER LIST

Started by Krista Rome. Last reply by Penny Chambers Jan 11, 2017. 25 Replies

Ok Folks! Take Note! I have created a list of every food I could think of that helps me to eat locally year-round here. I suspect I could be 100% easily, if only I could make the decision to give up…Continue

Roving Garden Party - March 24th

Started by Jamie Jedinak Mar 15, 2015. 0 Replies

ROVING GARDEN PARTY ~  March 24th ~ 6pmWhere: 5463 Noon Rd ~ just a few driveways north of Smith Rd ~ Watch for parking signs!! Parking will be in property next to me, watch for signs!!Requested…Continue

Global Dimming Caused By Chemtrails + Ph Changes Caused by Aluminum Spraying Screws With Food Security

Started by John Hammell. Last reply by John Hammell Oct 15, 2012. 1 Reply

All Gardeners: Please read this article about Global Dimming http://rense.com/general69/dimd.htm  We must all learn about weather modification…Continue

invitation to join the planning group for the Whatcom Food Network

Started by Laura R.. Last reply by Penny Chambers May 8, 2012. 19 Replies

Hi folks,re: planning for a food security summit, I've been working with a small group to plan the formation of a food network in Whatcom County, to work toward all of us being coordinated in some…Continue

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Comment by Kate Clark on October 23, 2010 at 11:06am
Great article posted on TW, from BC, but most of the points apply here as well.

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/what-the-neighbors...
Comment by Heather K on October 5, 2010 at 12:06am
Re autumn get-together for planning & visioning:
We might be able to stack time functions and do some post-harvest activity with our hands while meeting...garlic will need to be cleaned and beans need to be shucked....Once the the bulk of the harvest is under cover one of the growers may be willing to volunteer their barn or shed and we can work together while meeting.

Kate & Juliet, I'm still waiting on a copy of the neighborhood list that I helped put up at Great Unleashing for folks living in Squalicum Valley & Agate Bay watershed...would I be able to come by and help you look through the paper stack if you're not able to find? Thanks! There are some names on that list that I'd like to follow up on and enourage them to reconnect with TW and start a local network. I know you both have local TW groups but those of us in the western foothills don't, Yet.
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on October 4, 2010 at 11:44pm
sounds great Kate, Thanks..first week in Nov sounds good...
Comment by Kate Clark on September 6, 2010 at 6:18pm
Once the harvest winds down, let's have a Food Security Get-together. There a LOTS of things going on with regards to food- that list we put together is probably still missing some things. It'd be nice to get an update from the major players. We might also see if we can partner with the local GROW Magazine, and start adding some articles about TW activities and events. November?
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on August 25, 2010 at 1:44pm
Thanks Walter!!!
Comment by Kate Clark on August 25, 2010 at 11:10am
INTERESTING, if alarming, article in NYT today.

He (author, Julian Cribb) proposes subsidizing small farms for their stewardship of the earth, and paying them fairer prices for production; taxing food to reflect its true costs to the environment; regulating practices that counter sustainability and rewarding those that promote it; and educating the public about the true costs of food. “An entire year of primary schooling” should be devoted to the importance of growing and eating food, he suggests

Seeing a Time (Soon) When We’ll All Be Dieting
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/books/25book.html?_r=1&ref=world
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on August 17, 2010 at 10:08pm
Thanks for sharing this Kate! I hope more people join so that we can begin to support each other even more!
Comment by Kate Clark on August 17, 2010 at 2:37pm
Found this...maybe you all have discussed and I missed it. Look like our own Jamie J. from Bellingham is the only one here who has discovered it. This could be an EXCELLENT tool! Our BUGS people- do you use this or a tool like this?

http://www.urbangardenshare.org/bellingham/garden/7RVNCKFQ8FSW
Comment by Kate Clark on August 12, 2010 at 8:22pm
Hi Food Security People- Thought I'd update you on what I am doing. I have the list and have been adding to it as I get feedback from you and from other sources. There are some interesting 'food security' things going on all the time- Sustainable Connections busy, the WSU Extension folks, the permaculturists, the Gleaners are gearing up, and the Whatcom School Garden Collective has some wonderful crops showing up. Please be sure to check out the various group on this site and follow links...its apparent that food security is something many folks are thinking about these days. If you have any exceptional links to projects, please post here for us.

I have been thinking that teaching our young people to grow food may be one of the best resilience building activities I know, so have been working with Laura Plaut of Common Threads to pursue a possible Youth Employment/Community Garden project in a low income area in the county. If this comes together, it could be a great model for expanded programs like this throughout the area.

Finally, there is talk of an All Transition Harvest Celebration this fall- our new leadership council will let us know more as plans unfold. Please take a moment to read more about them and send them a congratulations! http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/forum/topics/tws-new-leadership-w...
Comment by Linda J Fels on July 21, 2010 at 9:12pm
Kate,

I reviewed your document to see where the local meat producers could be added. If you ever expand upon the "Local farmers/farms/growers/nursery/orchards" entry under Grow Food, I could contribute. Please add under "Related to Food Growing", the Weston A. Price Foundation, local Bellingham chapter. We now have a website: http://groups.google.com/group/wapf-bellingham.

Under TW groups, add GMO Awareness & Action.
 

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