Let’s talk food!

Have your voice be heard about Rhode Island’s Food System. There are 3 events coming up to learn and discuss the exciting things taking shape for the RI Food Policy Council, compost in RI and the Farm Bill. :

1) The first open meeting of the newly formed Rhode Island Food Policy Council – shaping Working Groups for 2012!

WHEN: Monday, January 30th, 2012, 4 pm – 6 pm.

WHERE: RI Department of Environmental Management, Foundry Building, Room 300. The Foundry building is located at 235 Promenade Street, near the Providence Place Mall.  Enter through the rear door off of Holden Street, and take elevator/stairs to the 3rd floor.  Signs will be posted directing you to Room 300.  Limited visitor parking is available on Promenade Street, or parking at the mall is $1 for up to three hours.

WHO: Anyone interested in RI Food Policy Council Working Groups or learning more about the RI Food Policy Council!

Coffee/tea and light snacks will be provided.  For more information about the RIFPC’s work, or to download a copy of the Rhode Island Food Assessment, visit the Rhode Island Food Policy Council’s website: www.rifoodcouncil.org.

2) The 3rd RI Compost Conference and Trade Show is coming up on February 27, 9 am – 3 pm at Hope Artiste Village for those interested in food waste and resource recovery.  More info and registration at: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/compost2012.html. (Registration is $25).

3) Farm Fresh RI is also hosting its annual Local Food Forum on February 7, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at Andrews Dining Hall on the Brown University campus.  This year’s theme is Food Fight: How the 2012 Farm Bill Will Affect Rhode Island.  More info and registration at: http://www.farmfreshri.org/about/localfoodforum.php. (Registration is free).

Please feel free to forward this to those interested.  If you or someone you know would like to be added to the RIFPC email list, please email Leo at leo@southsideclt.org.  We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!

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