[Sdpg] PR/Sun Oct 21 6:30pm/Visions of a 21st Century Food System~Inviting Food & Agriculture Back Into Our Cities Santa Barbara

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Thu Oct 11 06:12:55 PDT 2012


SBCC Center for Sustainability "Cities As the Solution" series:
Visions of a 21st Century Food System~
Inviting Food & Agriculture Back Into Our Cities

Evening Talk, Sunday October 21, 6:30-9pm,  2012
with Seattle City Councilmember
Richard Conlin

Fe Bland Auditorium, SBCC West Campus
Admission $5

/W/hat Makes a Great Food City?

With more than 50% of the worlds population now living in cities, 
sustainability & good ecological design for *resilient local food 
systems* has never been more important.  In the 21st Century, with 
innovative policy and design strategies, there is an opportunity to 
re-invite food and food growing back into our cities, while solving some 
of the planets most pressing problems.

Join *Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin* as he shares the 
strategies of *Seattle's Local Food Action Initiative,* passed in 2008, 
that envisions an exciting new urban agriculture model that is good for 
the economy, the environment, and our health.

Urban agriculture is a creative response to dwindling resources. *Access 
to food is one of the most fundamental needs of a community*, but is 
seldom addressed by local governments.  Using the recently published 
/Good Laws, Good Food/ document by Harvard Law School/Food Law & Policy 
Clinic, Richard Conlin explores the legal structures that help or hinder 
local food production in cities.  Also shared will be examples of state 
and local Food Policy Councils around the country with diverse 
stakeholders that have come together to forge a response aimed at 
strengthening local & regional food systems.

Richard Conlin was first elected to the Seattle City Council in 1997 
after many years of public service with Seattle-based community 
organizations.   In 2008 he launched the Local Food Action Initiative to 
increase Seattle's access to nutritional foods and strengthen the 
security of its food supply. Conlin co-founded Sustainable Seattle in 
1991 and is the founding publisher of YES! magazine.  He currently 
serves on the Board of YES!, the Antioch University Seattle Board of 
Trustees, and the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities.  
Conlin holds a B.A. in History and a Master's degree in Political Science.

The evening talk takes place on *Sunday, October 21, 6:30pm-9pm, *at the 
*Fe Bland Auditorium, Santa Barbara City College West Campus*, 800 Block 
of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93109.*  Admission $5. *No 
reservations required and parking is free on Sundays.
More info: (805)962-2571, email: sbpcnet at silcom.com, 

A panel of community members and politicians follows the talk.

Sponsored by:
The SBCC Center for Sustainability

*Event Co-sponsors*:  Nutiva, Fund for Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara 
Permaculture Network, Food Bank of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara 
Independent, Slow Money SB Chapter, Sojourner, Permaculture Credit 
Union, SOL Food, & Island Seed & Feed

_Additional Info:

_Sunday, Oct 21, 6:30-9pm Evening Talk
Panel members joining Richard Conlin following his talk:
Facilitated by Eric Lohela
Das Williams, State Assemblyman, 35 District
Warren Brush, Co-Founder Quail Springs
Alison Hensley, Co-founder SOL Food Festival
Meg West, member of Goleta Planning Board
Eric Cardenas, Co-founder LOATree, & Santa Barbara & Ventura Ag Futures 
Lori Ann David, Eat Your Yard, Santa Barbara Edible Landscape Company
Jasper Eiler, Harvest Santa Barbara

**Sunday Workshop with Richard Conlin
**Good Laws, Good Food with Richard Conlin
Sunday October 21, 2-5pm
BC Forum, Room #222, SBCC West Campus, Admission $20
*Using the recently published /Good Laws, Good Food/ document by Harvard 
Law School/Food Law & Policy Clinic,
Richard Conlin explores the legal structures that help or hinder local 
food production in cities.


*Seattle Councilmember Richard Conlin
* http://www.seattle.gov/council/conlin/

*/Good Laws, Good Food
/*recently published document by the *Harvard Law School/Food Law & 
Policy Clinic*.

*Mark Winne
Co-founder, The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC)
*40 years as a community food activist, writer, and trainer.


Margie Bushman
Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability
P Please consider the environment before printing this email.

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