Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cooking Mamas

Mark Winne

Mark Winne -- community food activist, writer, and trainer -- is coming to Seattle on February 7 and will be giving a lecture at 6pm at the Sunset Hill Club in Ballard. His latest book, Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas challenges us to go beyond eating local food to become part of a larger solution that demands a system that sustains not just our bodies, but also our souls. Books will be available for sale at the event. About:

Despite the rapid growth of an alternative food system – local and sustainable food production, farmers’ markets, the public’s rising food consciousness – we become more dependent everyday on industrial agriculture whose representatives insist that it is the only way to feed a hungry world. In the face of such assertions, we must ask if our dependence on such a system threatens to supplant individual self-reliance. Will personal freedom succumb finally and forever to the dominant voice of authority? Are we at risk of sacrificing our democratic voice to self-appointed governing elites? These are no longer speculative questions suitable only for philosophers, but real-life concerns set squarely on the plate of every eater.

We will be tabling alongside several other food and gardening organizations -- so stop by and say hello! And maybe even pick up a packet of our Marra Farm-grown rainbow chard seeds...

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