Monday, March 24, 2008

King Corn, VegFest, News and Links

A quick recap of our weekend event...

On Saturday, we co-sponsored a screening of "King Corn" at the Northwest Film Forum. A sold-out theater watched as two young men followed the path of US corn, from kernel to hair follicle. If that doesn't make sense, watch the movie. It's a remarkably accessible film that presents a disturbing glimpse of the Frankenstein-ian relationship between science and agriculture. FYI, one of the slated panel members didn't show up, so Erin MacDougall asked yours truly to step in and drop some knowledge. Turns out, it was a great opportunity to talk about CHC and how individuals and communities can participate in the movement. Yee haw! Now we really need to get our new webpage up and running, 'cause I continually directed audience members to go there for more information.

Spring has officially sprung! Make sure to stop by the Puget Sound Fresh booth and pick up some "Sugar Star" Snap Peas at VegFest March 29th and 30th from 10am-6pm at the Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall. Take 'em home and plant 'em. If you're curious about gardening, visit Seattle Tilth

In other news...

  • Our board officially endorsed this blog! That means that as we continue to move our organization forward, we will continue to post things of interest for you, our loyal reader.
  • The 2008 CSA Directory is on its way to the printshop. We should have copies by next week and a PDF version on the Puget Sound Fresh website. NOW is the time to sign up for a CSA membership. With over 50 programs to choose from, our CSA directory is your guide to Community Supported Agriculture!
  • Here's an interesting link to an NPR segment that proves that food is a unifying force that connects us else would you explain a story that involves the Mob, burning garbage, mozerella, cancer and Japan? Click here to find out!


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