You are invited to a Farm Bill Forum this Saturday, June 9th, from 2-4pm at
Alemany Farm. If you are in town, please join us! Your attendance is
important. (If you are out of town, please forward to your friends who live
in the Bay Area.) Details below.
~~~~~~~~~*Farm Bill Forum at Alemany Farm*~~~~~~~~~
*Why is it that one in three children will develop diabetes in their
lifetime? Why is it cheaper to feed our families fat and sugar than fruits
and vegetables? What does the 2007 Farm Bill have to do with food justice? *
Come down to the Farm and learn about the federal legislation that has the
greatest impact on your food, your family and your health. We will conclude
with action steps that you can take to help influence the 2007 Farm Bill.
Panelists include Christopher Cook, award-winning journalist and
author of *Diet
for a Dead Planet*, along with Farm Bill experts Anuradha Mittal from the
Oakland Institute and Tim Frank from the American Farmland Trust.
Saturday, June 9th
Forum: 2-4 PM (free)
Come early or stay late for our volunteer workday, which starts at noon and
ends at 5pm.
Co-sponsors include Bay Localize, California Coalition for Food and Farming,
Literacy for Environmental Justice, Garden for the Environment, Organic
Farming Research Foundation, California Food and Justice Coalition, American
Farmland Trust, Oakland Institute, Pesticide Action Network of North
America, Earth Island Journal, and Earth Share California.
The Farm is located in southeastern San Francisco, on Alemany Boulevard at
Ellsworth Street. For maps and directions, visit
If you know in advance that you will attend or have any questions, please
or call 415 626 2976.
* If you are debating on whether to go, please be assured your attendance
will make a difference, AND we guarantee you'll have a good time.*
We need your help with the Forum:
If you are able to bring anything with you, we are in need of chairs and
assorted paper, envelopes, and stamps (for letters to government reps).
Healthy snacks to share are welcome too.
Please publicize the event as widely as you're able: send to listservs, post
on websites, and tell your friends. (We have a sample 1/2-page flyer but
could not attach it for on announcement. Email if you would like to see
More info about the Farm Bill:
The Farm Bill impacts people who grow food, people who eat food, and the
health of our nation. The Farm Bill affects policy in the following areas:
food stamps and other nutrition programs, organic agriculture, specialty
crops, plant and animal health, rural development, conservation,
commodities, energy, research, and trade. For more information on the Farm
Bill, please go to *www.calfoodandfarming.org
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