[Southern California Permaculture] Oct 25/Building Our Resilient Food System: Cultivation Connections/Wed Oct 25/ 6-8pm/FREE

Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Sun Oct 22 11:59:48 PDT 2017

Hi Everyone, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network has been active in this
program since its inception, so we share this event with you, hope you can


Building Our Resilient Food System: Cultivating Connections

Wed, Oct 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., FREE
Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery 
40 E. Anapamu St S.B. CA 93101

Building Our Resilient Food System: Cultivating Connections is a free
community listening and activation session that will explore the vision,
progress and next steps planned for the Santa Barbara County Food Action
Plan http://www.sbcfoodaction.org/.  We invite you to share what your
neighborhood, business, or organization is doing, and connect with others
engaged in making a secure food system for our county.

Community members will hear about the goals of the plan and learn about
successes from the organizations and individuals actively pursuing these
goals. Attendees, including individuals, businesses, schools, and
organizations of all types, will also be encouraged to inform the process by
sharing about their own regional work to create a more secure, sustainable
food system. A networking session will provide time to seek out new
partnerships and opportunities to support each other. 

Event Sponsors: Community Environmental Council (CEC), Santa Barbara
Foundation, Food Bank of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Food Alliance,
& Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

More Information:

The SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FOOD ACTION PLAN is a strategy-based community
"blueprint" for an accessible, thriving, sustainable, and healthy food
system. It addresses every aspect of the food system in a way that supports
healthy people, a healthy economy, and a healthy environment.

What is a Food Action Plan?

A food action plan is a community-driven strategic plan that assesses how we
grow, distribute, consume, and dispose of food. While each community tailors
the plan to their specific needs, most share two common elements: they
capture the aspirations of the community around food and farming, and they
identify concrete things that can be done to improve the policies, programs,
and individual actions that shape how food moves from farm to plate.

What is a Food System?

The food system encompasses how food moves from farms to tables. It includes
farmers and the farmland on which food is grown, manufacturers and
processors, distributors-from truckers to grocery stores to food banks-and
all residents as consumers. It also incorporates the inputs needed and
outputs generated at each step, including food waste. There are no defined
geographical boundaries of our food system, but for the purposes of this
plan, we localize the system to be Santa Barbara County.

Download the SBC Food Action Plan (PDF):








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P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
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