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Ten Rivers Food Web Event

The event will allow us to discuss how we will protect the rivers while raising valuable local food and support sustainable agriculture in Oregon. Our foodshed follows several water sheds: Naming the Ten Rivers Siletz, Yaquina, Alsea, Luckiamute, Mary's, Long Tom, Willamette, Calapooia, and the North and South Santiam draws the mind through what is, in essence, our local food shed. This coast-to-Cascades area offers the potential for a rich, varied and healthful diet for all citizens, if we focus on using our resources wisely.
You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Ten Rivers Food Web. The Ten Rivers Food Web was created to Provide strategic leadership to build an economically and environmentally sustainable local food system in Benton, Linn and Lincoln Counties.

The Neighborhood Initiatives Committee
invites you a planning meeting
on Sunday, January 27th
2:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church Meeting Hall
4515 SW West Hills Road
Corvallis


Our foodshed follows several water sheds: Naming the Ten Rivers Siletz, Yaquina, Alsea, Luckiamute, Mary's, Long Tom, Willamette, Calapooia, and the North and South Santiam draws the mind through what is, in essence, our local food shed. This coast-to-Cascades area offers the potential for a rich, varied and healthful diet for all citizens, if we focus on using our resources wisely.

Web site is located at  http://www.tenriversfoodweb.org/

The Ten Rivers Food web is currently organized in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. People from other areas of the Ten Rivers are invited to attend the next meeting.

Topics of discussion:

- How can local food be made more readily available in your neighborhood?
- What will a food assessment help us accomplish?
- Is it time to begin a "TRFW-participant" campaign?
- Can we build some contracts with local food farmers?
- How could neighborhood food be shared more widely?
- What other ideas would you like to share?
If you would like to attend please RSVP by sending email to:  info@tenriversfoodweb.org

The Ten Rivers Mission

Provide strategic leadership to build an economically and environmentally sustainable local food system in Benton, Linn and Lincoln Counties.

Assess and Design
Assess what food is available from Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties (1 year; ongoing)
Assess potential steady local markets for local farmers, beginning with institutions such as schools, county services, churches, plus grocery stores, restaurants, processors. (2 years; ongoing)
Assess what infrastructure would be needed to operate a locally-based food system.(2 years; ongoing)
Conduct regular assessments of community food security indicators (e.g. rising energy prices and global climate fluctuations), then be flexible and creative in maximizing current and future food security for all citizens.(On-going)
Aid in design and implementation of community-owned food-processing and storage facilities. (6 years)
Educate and Empower
Educate the public on locally-produced foods in local media (e.g. seasonal diets, designing communities around food, awareness of community food needs & availability, etc.). (3 months; on-going)
Encourage young people to grow food - for themselves or for a living. (On-going)
Promote ways for each resident to be able to eat the equivalent of one locally-grown meal each day. (10 years)
Coordinate and facilitate
Coordinate and catalyze efforts by city and county governments, public institutions, and private organizations to assess and address economic and other barriers (e.g. transportation, low wages, food costs) to acquiring food from non-emergency sources. (On-going)
Work with city and county governments to include food production as a primary focus in land-use laws and development
requirements. (On-going)
Facilitate innovative connections between local producers and hunger organizations. (On-going)
Coordinate connections between those with food-growing and -preserving expertise with those seeking skills. (On-going)
Facilitate innovative connections between local producers and consumers.(On-going)
Connect interested land-owners with people wishing to farm. (On-going)


We are a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization. No dues or membership are required to be active in the Ten Rivers Food Web.

homepage: homepage: http://www.tenriversfoodweb.org/