Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AND WORK FOR A LOCAL COMMUNITY FARM
Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice
Fifth Event of 2010!
Alleycat Acres Urban Farming Collective
Sunday, October 24, 12:00-4:00, potluck following!
Please support Alleycats’ commitment to alternative transportation methods by biking, walking or taking pubic transit to this event!
CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with key players in the local food region through monthly visits to farms, community kitchens, and community gardens! The site visits will include hands-on work that is needed by or is appropriate to the sites, opportunities to debrief and reflect at the end of the site visit, and calls to action! Each visit will allow for carpool options and many will also feature a bike route guided by a CAGJ member. Through these visits, CAGJ hopes to facilitate a place for the voices of our local food producers to be heard and their knowledge and skills to be recognized and celebrated.
Alleycat Acres is a urban farming collective that creates community-run farms on under utilized urban spaces. They aim to forge intimate, meaningful relationships between people and place and believe that urban food systems are the key to creating healthy communities in Seattle and beyond. Alleycat Acres shares the produce from their farms with a growing volunteer work force as well as with local food banks. They challenge existing paradigms around food production and transportation by using bikes as their primary mode of transportation. We will be visiting Alleycat’s 22nd and Union site in the Central District.
There will be a potluck following the work party at the garden at 4:00!
**Please note, space is limited, so RSVP’s are required. To sign up, fill out the online form here. If you have any questions, please email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org We will send you directions and carpooling details upon receiving your RSVP, as well as information about what to wear and bring. All activities will be appropriate for children and we can work out disability accommodations if needed.