Claire Foster of Sno-Valley Tilth will be joining us to share about their organization and vision, “More farmers on more farmland, growing more sustainable food and fiber for our community.” She’ll talk about some of their activities such as…
- monthly free potluck talks and farm tours (connecting farmers to each other and eaters to farmers)
- Carnation Farmers Market (connecting eaters to farmers)
- Experience Farming Project (connecting new farmers to low-cost land and to mentors)
- farm-positive public policy advocacy (connecting farmers to our representatives)
- consumer outreach (farm member directory and online advocacy)
- our other efforts to build a strong farm and food based community (happy hours, email list-serve, cooperative sourcing and sharing)
Ms. Foster became involved in SnoValley Tilth in 2003 after taking a discussion course on sustainability and deciding that improving food system sustainability would be a good place for her efforts. She realized that since we all eat three meals a day and there are billions of people on the planet, small changes in our food system have the capacity for large changes in societal sustainability. She helped to launch the Carnation Farmers Market starting in 2002 and has hosted one of the Experience Farming Project sites on her farm property. She has served on the board of directors since 2005 and is currently the Secretary.
This meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7pm at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. SCFS is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email SnohomishCFS@gmail.com or call 206-427-4279. A brief business meeting will precede the speaker.
Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society