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Food Security Group


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.

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


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  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

Tags: summit, food

Comment Wall


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Comment by Susan Kroll and Sergio Moreno on June 14, 2010 at 12:38pm
I'm pretty secure about cilantro - please let me know if you want any. We've got more than enough... 715-3039.
Comment by Deanna Lloyd on June 14, 2010 at 11:39am
We should also add all the food banks, pantries, homeless/low income meal programs as well....I have a huge list of them. Working with Small Potatoes Gleaning Project we are helping these programs serve more fresh, local food. I envision some very intriguing connections arising from partnering with these groups in the idealistic hope that one day we may not need these organizations.
Comment by Heather K on June 14, 2010 at 12:26am
Re Kate's request to "develop a very thorough list of the food security activities and efforts going on right now".
Also add to list:
* Kulshan CLT (Community Land Trust)'s progams: WFI (Whatcom Farm Incubator) and AALF (Affordable Access toLand for Farming).
* Farmer's Markets - all in county & city
* Local farmers/growers/nursery/orchards
* Locally owned grocery stores
Comment by Deanna Lloyd on June 12, 2010 at 10:55pm
Here's some additions...

Whatcom County School Garden Collective (WCSGC)
The Center for Local Self-Reliance (CLSR)
The Perennial Project
Comment by Kate Clark on June 7, 2010 at 5:58pm
Hello all- thanks for being here! This group will be focused on the bigger picture of Food Security in Whatcom County. The project groups such as Seed Savers, Permaculture, the Chicken people (The Flock), the Perennial Project, the CSA Share group, as well as the Food Security Events Planning group (for now) and others on this website will continue to function. However, this group will be looking at ways to support these groups, as well as the many other food security-oriented groups and actions in our County (including the ag industry), will be looking for gaps and how to fill those, and will eventually be using all these connections and all this information to start drafting a 20 year energy descent action pathway or plan. This will end up being our community's road map to how we can meet our county's food needs in times of energy scarcity and eventual depletion.

If you are really interested in chickens, or in saving seeds, or any of the many other wonderful projects, then by all means participate in those efforts. If you want to be a part of the Big Picture in regards to food security planning- this is the site for you.

I am attaching a letter that was sent out to all who have expressed an interest in the food security efforts, and our first goal is to develop a very thorough list of the food security activities and efforts going on right now. I know there is such a list out there...does anyone have such a list or know where there is one? (I don't like to reinvent the wheel if I don't have to!).

Plus, let's plan on ANYONE who is into the food thing getting together at the end of June/early part of July. Anybody into helping plan this? I suggest we have this next one in town for those who don't have cars to be able to attend by bus or bike. A Saturday?

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