Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Share a Local-Food Valentine on Sunday, February 14 in Ventura

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents:

WHAT: Exciting presentation of Locavore Lite 2010 and how it interfaces with three other Ventura County, food projects/practices. Expand your awareness and support of eating local foods, being healthy and reducing global warming.

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.

WHO: Kristofer and Joanne Young, Co-founders Locavore Lite 2010 & Eat Local One Year;
Dulanie Ellis, Chair, Food & Ag Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition;
John Fonteyn, Ojai farmer of Rio Gozo Farm
Casey Lynn Hopkins, Intern at  Abundant Table Farm Project in Oxnard

WHERE: Foster Library’s Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura, CA

BACKGROUND: Locavore Lite 2010 (http://locavorelite2010.webs.com) is a fresh, fun, healthy, Ventura County-based, local-food project that welcomes participants from our county and from around the world. The project is designed to increase public awareness of the importance and availability of local farm produce, by encouraging residents to involve themselves in their local food system. A major objective of the project is to reduce global warning.

A locavore is a person who eats food that is grown or raised locally. The term Locavore Lite suggests a form of local eating that is so easy, that anyone can do it. If you have an interest in delicious food, health, farming, the environment, the local economy, quality of life, climate change, or food safety; then you will want to come to this meeting, and participate with your friends and family in Locavore Lite 2010.

Dulanie Ellis is the Chair of the Food & Ag Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and is the founder of Walk Your Talk Productions, a film production company working to engage communities through film to provide relevant inquiry and seek solutions for community-based issues of global significance. Dulanie produced and directed “Home Grow’n”, a documentary about “smart growth” and urban sprawl in Ventura County. http://www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org    http://www.walkyourtalk.tv/dulanie.php
John Fonteyn is an Ojai farmer of Rio Gozo Farm. He has been working in the local food scene for the last 11 years. His career has included owning and operating a farmers’ market, and being the head cook at the Farmer and Cook in Ojai. He currently runs a CSA (community supported agriculture) program in Ventura County.   272-5337   http://riogozofarm.blogspot.com

The Abundant Table Farm Project (ATFP) has partnered with DeBusschere Family Farms to form “Join the Farm! CSA”. Paul DeBusschere and five ATFP interns are farming 10 acres of certified organic land near the Farm House. As part of the ATFP, the five interns are connecting working the land, spirituality, and social justice by living in the Farm House, sustaining Join the Farm! CSA, and being available to meet the needs of the earth and the community.  http://jointhefarm.com
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Learn more about "LOCAVORE LITE 2010" and its parent project "EAT LOCAL ONE YEAR", and sign up at http://locavorelite2010.webs.com

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