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Growing Food Partnerships Summit, Spokane, Nov. 13

Chrys Ostrander

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Food Summit PosterSAVE THE DATE: November 13, 2018

Spokane Food Policy Council Presents:

Growing Food Partnerships Summit

11/13/18  starting at 9 am. at the Gonzaga Hemmingson Center

Nationally Recognized Food Advocate Keynote Speaker: Mark Winne

"Mark is a co-founder of a number of food and agriculture policy groups including the City of Hartford Food Policy Commission, the Connecticut Food Policy Council, End Hunger Connecticut!, and the national Community Food Security Coalition. He was an organizer and chairman of the Working Lands Alliance, a statewide coalition working to preserve Connecticut’s farmland, and is a founder of the Connecticut Farmland Trust. Mark was a member of the United States delegation to the 2000 World Conference on Food Security in Rome and is a 2001 recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Plow Honor Award. From 2002 until 2004, Mark was a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a position supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Mark serves part time as a Senior Advisor to the Food Policy Networks Project at the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future.

"Mark currently writes, speaks, and consults extensively on community food system topics including hunger and food insecurity, local and regional agriculture, community food assessment, and food policy."

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Food Facts:

Global food production must increase 70% by 2050 to meet our needs.

Our region spends over $ 1.5 Billion each year buying food from outside our region and only $4.2 
million buying locally grown food.

Farmland in Spokane County decreased from 72% in 1950 to 47% today of total land available. 
(288,000 acres).

If Spokane County's 500,000 residents purchased $5/week of food directly from regional farmers this 
would generate $156 million/year of new farm income for the region!

There is a lack of recognition of our local food system as an economic development opportunity! We 
can change that!

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Action Alert September, 2018