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October 2020

Celebrate Farm to School on October 26 with Local Carrots 

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
It Takes a Community to Feed a Community

What: Pick up a free school lunch - homemade chicken noodle soup featuring local carrots! Where: Your neighborhood school- Find your nearest Bend-LaPine School serving Grab & Go meals National Farm to School Month is a celebration of the farm to school efforts that are being made nationwide. We invite you to celebrate with us locally by picking up a free school lunch at your child's school (or even closer neighborhood school) on Monday October 26 featuring carrots grown by…

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Virtual Book Club on The Fate of Food

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We hope you will join The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation for a virtual book conversations around Amanda Little's book, The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World. The book conversations will meet prior to Little's virtual presentation on November 9 and will be facilitated by COCC Health and Human Performance Associate Professor, Owen Murphy.

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November 2020

InFARMation: White Farmers and Food System Members Forming an Anti-Racist Affinity Group

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In recognizing the pervasiveness of racial injustice and inequities in our local farm and food system, a small group of white people who are involved in farmer development in the Portland area has been meeting for the past year and a half to better understand their own whiteness and privilege, and recognize the role that plays in limiting opportunities for farmers of color. The group will share why and how the group formed, what we’ve been learning, curriculum, and activities.Rubi…

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VIRTUAL EVENT The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

November 9 @ 6:30 pm

The single biggest threat of climate change is the collapse of food systems. Climate models show that crop production will decline sharply due to drought, heat, and flooding. Water supplies are in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the world’s population is expected to grow 30 percent by midcentury. How will we feed 9 billion people sustainably on a hotter, more populous planet?

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