The Real Wealth of Portland* in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network of Portland invites you to join us on:
The 100 Mile Thanksgiving Challenge!
(Our inspiration: http://100milediet.org/thanksgiving)
Come learn from a variety of community organizations how you can participate in bringing real wealth to Portland via our food systems – support our local farmers and restaurants, become empowered with your own urban garden, and bring more economic justice while preserving our food quality and generally building better communities.
Monday November 17th, 7-9 with social time to follow
The Buchan Meeting Room, First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave. Enter through alleyway on 12th.
Our challenge for Thanksgiving and beyond includes:
1. Where to buy – Co-ops, stores, CSAs and local farms that sell local food
2. Where to dine – Local chefs/restaurants that promote & serve local foods
3. Do it your self – Resources for growing your own produce
4. Share the wealth – Partner with local organizations to share with those in need
We are asking all who attend to bring a canned food item (with emphasis on local food!) to donate to Oregon Food Bank. There will be a home-made pumpkin pie, & pumpkin cookies to share along with menu suggestions with local foods for the holidays & recipes. We will have a take-home list of the names & contact info for organizations that folks can use to connect with local food resources and eat within 100 miles while supporting local farms, stores & restaurants in our community.
For more information and to learn how to get involved:
*A project of the Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church of Portland
Official Website: http://www.realwealthpdx.com
Added by future now on November 9, 2008