Whatcom Food Network

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Fall Forum: The State of Farmland

November 9, 2017
Ferndale Public Library

Please join us for our second and final Forum of 2017! We will be learning about the state of farmland here in Whatcom County, digging into the newly finished update of the Whatcom Community Food Assessment, and debuting our new website! It’s going to be a big day…

Our keynote speaker will be Hannah Clark, the Executive Director of the Washington Association of Land Trusts. She currently works to provide a unified voice for Washington's 28 local land trusts in policy and advocacy and to strengthen private voluntary land conservation across the state.

Hannah, along with Chris Elder from the Whatcom County Planning Department, will illuminate current challenges and opportunities both in our region and locally. Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion to learn more from those actually farming or working with these issues on a daily basis.

It's going to be a full Forum and an exciting day, we hope you can join us! Snacks and beverages provided, this event is FREE but please RSVP as space is limited.

A big thank you to the Whatcom Community Foundation for making these events possible!

Diana Meeks
Communications & Program Assistant
Sustainable Connections & Whatcom Food Network
(360) 647-7093 x110

Thank you to the Whatcom Community Foundation for helping make this event happen!


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Working to build common understanding
and facilitate collaborative efforts
toward an equitable, sustainable
and healthy food system for all.

Many organizations are working toward improving the food system in Whatcom County, from farm to fork to food disposal. Representatives of these groups are working toward improving the food system in Whatcom County by building partnerships to create a more just and coordinated food system!

Become a member of the Whatcom Food Network

A Brief History

The Whatcom Food Network was formed in April 2010, when a group of people came together with the goal of increasing coordination and collaboration among food-systems related organizations. This group became the Whatcom Food Network Planning Committee, which acts as the hub for these organizations throughout the county as we continue to define our network model, functions, values and goals.

Network projects include the hosting of a Whatcom Food Network Forum in May 2011, where a diverse group of 35 organizations convened to learn about the findings of the Whatcom Community Food Assessment, learn of model collaboration projects in other communities, and participate in small group discussions to further the implementation of the food network. A second forum in October 2011 built upon momentum from the first forum by adding to planning committee efforts around Network goals, and sparking mutual inspiration to continue collaborating and integrating our work.

This is an exciting time for Whatcom County food systems, as we build partnerships toward a more equitable, sustainable and healthy food system!


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