Just a reminder:
Lane County Commissioners Pete Sorenson, Rob Handy and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy are holding a second town hall forum regarding food security from 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Harris Hall, 125 E Eighth Ave., Eugene.
Speakers will include Lynne Fessenden, executive director of Willamette Farm and Food Coalition; Mary Wood, faculty director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the UO School of Law; Jabrila Via, co-owner of Winter Green Farm; and Jason Bradford, managing director of Vital Farmland LP. They will discuss sustainable agriculture, climate change and peak oil and how they impact food security in Lane County.
“Our ability to protect Lane County’s prime farmland and support local farmers, markets and distribution infrastructure is critical to expanding our job base in the new economy,” says Commissioner Handy. “Continued movement to a sustainable, relocalized economy has these components among key elements to a successful plan.”