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Sun.Oct 21, 2-5pm 2012 Good Laws,Good Food Workshop wit Seattle City Councilmember, Richard Conlin

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SBCC Center for Sustainability "Cities As the Solution" series:

Visions of a 21st Century Food System~
Good Laws,Good Food Workshop
with Seattle City Councilmember, Richard Conlin

Afternoon Workshop, Sunday October 21, 2-5pm 2012
BC Forum, Room 222, SBCC West Campus, Admission $20

Join Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin as he shares the strategies of Seattle's Local Food Action Initiative, passed in 2008, that envisions an exciting new urban agriculture model that is good for the economy, the environment, and our health.

Access to food is one of the most fundamental needs of a community, but is seldom addressed by local governments. Using the recently published Good Laws, Good Food document by Harvard Law School/Food Law & Policy Clinic, Richard Conlin explores the legal structures that help or hinder local food production in cities. Also shared will be examples of state and local Food Policy Councils around the country with diverse stakeholders that have come together to forge responses aimed at strengthening local & regional food systems.

Richard Conlin was first elected to the Seattle City Council in 1997 after many years of public service with Seattle-based community organizations. In 2008 he launched the Local Food Action Initiative to increase Seattle's access to nutritional foods and strengthen the security of its food supply. Conlin co-founded Sustainable Seattle in 1991 and is the founding publisher of YES! magazine. He currently serves on the Board of YES!, the Antioch University Seattle Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities. Conlin holds a B.A. in History and a Master's degree in Political Science.

The afternoon workshop takes place on Sunday, October 21, 2pm-5pm, at the BC Forum, Room # BC222, Santa Barbara City College West Campus, 800 Block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93109. Admission $20. No reservations required, & parking is free on Sundays. More info: (805)962-2571, email:,

Sponsored by:
The SBCC Center for Sustainability

Event Co-sponsors: Nutiva, Fund for Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Santa Barbara Independent, Slow Money SB Chapter, Sojourner, Permaculture Credit Union, SOL Food, & Island Seed & Feed

Additional Info:

***the workshop is followed by an evening talk:

SBCC Center for Sustainability Cities As the Solution series:
Vision of a 21st Century Food System ~
Inviting Food & Agriculture Back into Our Cities
with Seattle City Councilman Richard Conlin
Sunday, Oct 21, 6:30-9pm, Admission, $5
SBCC West Campus, Fe Bland Auditorium

a panel of community members follows the evening talk:

Facilitated by Eric Lohela
Das Williams, State Assemblyman, 35 District
Warren Brush, Co-Founder Quail Springs
Alison Hensley, Co-founder SOL Food Festival
Meg West, member of the Goleta Planning Board
Eric Cardenas, Co-founder LOATree, & Santa Barbara & Ventura Ag Futures Alliances
Lori Ann David, Eat Your Yard, Santa Barbara Edible Landscape Company
Jasper Eiler, Harvest Santa Barbara


Seattle Councilmember Richard Conlin

Good Laws, Good Food, recently published document by the Harvard Law School/Food Law & Policy Clinic.

Mark Winne
Co-founder, The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC)
40 years as a community food activist, writer, and trainer.
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