Title: “Pioneering a Local Food System in Central Oregon” with Holly Hutton
Location: Sunrise Village Lodge
Start Time: Board Meeting to start at 3:30pm with Holly to follow at 4pm
Date: November 18th, 2010
The board of HPC will be hosting our bi-yearly Membership meeting at the Sunrise Village Lodge. We will be joined by Holly Hutton of Wy’East & the CO Food Summit, to discuss the topic of the basic principles of community food security and where it fits into our community. Holly was a part of the team that put the Central Oregon Food Summit together in September.
The Central Oregon Food Summit was a round table discussion to discuss the Community Food Assessment (CFA). The Central Oregon Community Food Assessment, launched in August 2009, is an initiative of Wy’East Resource Conservation & Development in partnership with NeighborImpact, the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and Oregon State University Extension Service.
The Community Food Assessment (CFA) provides tools to gather and document information and community input regarding food, farm and nutrition issues to inform future change actions towards increased food security. Throughout this effort, the VISTA volunteer coordinated committees throughout the tri-county region of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson which included consumers, farmers, low-income individuals, planners, food businesses and institutions, governmental, private and non-profit organizations.