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An inspiring 2nd meeting of the Richmond Food Policy Council!

posted Dec 6, 2011, 12:35 AM by Doria Robinson   [ updated Dec 6, 2011, 12:40 AM ]
Thank you so much for an exciting and inspiring 2nd meeting of Richmond's Food Policy Council!

With over 30 participants, including representatives from the Oakland and Berkeley Food Policy Councils as well as the California Food Justice Coalition it turned out to be a very inspiring and informative evening. I really want to send out a special thanks to Esperanza, Dan, Marissa, Christina and Armando for coming all the way out to Richmond to share their experiences and passion in order to help us form our Council. Richmond folks can be both head and heart strong but I believe we also know the importance of collaboration and building power for change together. In this spirit I think it is safe to say you all have our deepest gratitude.

We definitely have a good amount of work to do together; work that will make us stronger and more capable of manifesting the healthy, just and sustainable food system Richmond so sorely needs.


Meeting Minutes & Next Meeting Information:
Please allow our coordinating team until next Wednesday to post and send out meeting minutes and the next doodle poll to establish a regular meeting date and time.

Help Set the Agenda for Our Next FPC Meeting:
In our 3rd meeting we would like to begin wading into the mechanics of the how and why of our Food Policy Council using the brainstorming notes we created in this 2nd meeting. If you would like to help shape the agenda for our 3rd meeting please contact Doria Robinson, doria@urbantilth.org, 510-778-5886 at your earliest convenience.


In the meantime please feel free to check out our Richmond Food Policy Council Website: https://sites.google.com/site/richmondfoodpolicycouncil/

This site was created by Urban Tilth staff using free software as a tool to share information.

The site currently contains the following web pages:

- The "Resources" page has pdfs of many of the reports that have been mentioned in our 1st two meetings.
- The "Meeting Agendas & Minutes" page has all past meeting minutes & agendas
- There is a "Forum" page where you can start or participate in topical discussions
- There is a "News" page where we can post any pertinent news articles
- The "Announcements" page is where we can post any pertinent food related announcements
The "Calendar' page can be used to post food related events. Please feel free to send any calendar items to sherman@urbantilth.org - he will be happy to post your event details


PLEASE NOTE: Over the next week this site will be moved from the google sites host to: www.richmondfoodpolicycouncil.org by December 9th please look for our site at this new home URL.


Have a sweet and restful evening.

All the best,
Doria
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