Sustainable Yards, Gardens and Food Systems Speakers Day
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sustainable Gardens and Food Systems Speakers Day with Redmond’s Neighborhood Network and Redmond Library
On Saturday, September 21st from 11am to 5:00pm at the Redmond Library, the City of Redmond and Library will provide a speakers day regarding sustainable gardening practices and healthy and local food systems. This event provides to the community information on topics of interest identified by neighborhoods during 2010-2013 Neighborhood Network series.
This partnership with the Library helps the City continue to strengthen connections with neighborhoods and to show appreciation for the community’s participation and feedback as part of the Neighborhood Network program. Specifically, this day provides an opportunity to promote Neighborhood Matching Fund opportunities, such as for creating community gardens in neighborhoods, and for the City to showcase sustainable programs and partnerships such as with Cascade Water Alliance, Hopelink, Redmond’s Nourishing Networks, and Green Redmond.
City Councilmember Kim Allen will provide the welcome and introductions for this event. Keynote speaker, Patti Southard of King County’s GreenTools will introduce concepts of “building sustainability” into the urban fabric of emerging urban centers. Other speakers will address food-based gardening, healthy and local food on a budget, strategies for community-minded gardening, and much more. Participants will have opportunity to win garden and food-related door prizes. In addition, Hopelink will collect fresh produce and garden harvests for the Redmond food bank.
Support for this event comes from King County, Whole Foods Market, Keep It Simple Farm, Gray Barn, Home Depot, and Cascade Harvest Coalition. For additional information, contact Kimberly Dietz, Senior Planner and coordinator for Redmond’s Neighborhood Network program at 425-556-2415, email@example.com or refer to www.redmond.gov/residents/neighborhoods.