Register Soon for ‘Go Local’ Food Forum

What: Go Local! A Forum on the Future of Our Food

When: Jan 22, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Register by Thursday, Jan. 20)

Where: Sequoia Middle School

Cost: $20 for families, $10 for individuals, $5 for students ages 15 to 25. Scholarships are available.

Growing Local (formerly Shasta Cascade Farm and Food Coalition) presents Go Local! A Forum on the Future of Our Food on Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8:30 am – 5 pm, at Sequoia Middle School in Redding.

Don’t miss this affordable opportunity to learn about our local food system from local producers, distributors and consumers. By the end of the day you will be inspired to be an active participant in the change towards a healthier local food system.

Pre-registration is required and includes a local, seasonal lunch, a hands-on, agricultural-based youth program, and childcare. The cost is $20 for families, $10 for individuals, $5 for students ages 15 to 25. Scholarships are available. For additional information and registration go to www.growinglocal.blogspot.com or call 225-5351 or 229-9312.

Growing Local is a coalition of local farmers, ranchers, health officials, educators, non-profits, urban gardeners and consumers, working together to increase awareness of the benefits of local healthy food and implement strategies to create sustainable, accessible food systems in the Shasta-Cascade region.

-from press release. Read more in reporter Paul Shigley’s preview story.

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