Monday, January 24, 2011

Upcoming events!

Need a distraction from dreary winter weather? Check out these great upcoming events!

Food, Freedom and Authority: Challenging the Industrial Food System in 21st Century America
Tuesday, January 25th, 6:30-8pm
Temple Beth Am (2632 NE 80th St., right by the Picardo P-Patch!)
A presentation and Q&A with Mark Winne,author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty and Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin; Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture. This event is FREE, but please RSVP to or call 206.525.0915.

NW Farm Bill Action Group Meeting
Thursday, January 27th, 6:30-8:30pm
Solid Ground, 1st floor conference room (1501 N 45th St.)

Gleaning and Food Recovery Workshop
Friday, January 28th, 10:30am-3pm
Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Ave. S)
Meet other people interested and involved in food recovery, share stories and best practices, and learn how to improve or start your own project. Click here for a full schedule. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to or 206.686.1486.

Food Justice Starts with Us! A dinner to benefit Clean Greens Farm and Market
Saturday, January 29th, 5:30pm
Garfield Community Center (2323 E Cherry St.)
Delicious food, good conversation, and a keynote from Brahm Ahmadi of West Oakland's The People's Grocery, all to support Clean Greens, a faith-based group from the Central District that works to improve access to fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate produce. Tickets are selling quickly! Buy yours here or call 206.524.3114.

Seed Packing Work Party
Saturday, February 12th, 9am-12pm

Solid Ground, 1st floor conference room (1501 N 45th St.)
Last year, Lettuce Link passed out seeds, starts, and gardening information to over 2000 food bank clients at 24 sites in Seattle. We buy these seeds in bulk and need YOUR help repackaging for them for distribution. If you'd like to help (it's a great way to celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day!), email

Pruning Party at Marra Farm
Saturday, February 19th, 1-4pm
Want some hands-on pruning practice? Learn from experienced pruners and then practice the skills immediately on the fruit trees at Marra Farm. Your help this winter will pay off in fresh fruit for local food banks! Email or call 206.694.6751 for more details.

Northwest Flower and Garden Show
February 23-27th, Washington State Convention Center
If you need inspiration for the coming growing season, check out the Northwest Flower and Garden Show for six acres of show gardens, a marketplace with over 300 exhibitors, horticulture seminars, and a PlayGarden for children. Buy tickets before February 22nd for an early bird discount.

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