The ”Local Food” component is a key part of the Transition Town model. As Transition is about creating a positive vision for the future while adjusting to a post-carbon world, an important aspect of that process is to strengthen our ability to provide the majority of food for our community within our bioregion. Being able to provide more of our food from local sources rather than relying on groceries trucked from distant places could give us a sense of food security, superior food health and would be part of building a more self-reliant and resilient community.
This group’s purpose is to encourage conversation, education, hands-on skill-sharing, meetings, events and celebrations related to local food issues especially in the context of the global situations of peak oil, climate change and economic instability. Within this general framework, there are many aspects to address. A few sub-groups might emerge to focus on different food issues. It is up to us to develop the group or groups in a way that works best for the greater Sebastopol area.
The Food Group grew out of our Community Mapping Events and had it's first meeting in April. To facilitate communication among list members, we have set up a Google Discussion list for this group. You can sign up below to join the list.
Anyone who has attended at least one group meeting can also opt to be added to the group's discussion list.
Check out some of the local food resources we are gathering here.
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