About a year ago Jeremy helped organize a community food forum in Portland, ME with a group of folks who had the network and the funding to gather everyone we knew to talk about our food and how it comes to our plates.
From that event Portland’s new Mayor, Mr. Michael Brennan formed the Mayor’s Initiative for a Healthy Sustainable Food System. (a.k.a. Portland Food Council). The group is a mix of city staff, businesses, citizens, farmers and gardeners, and policy makers. This is a Mayor’s appointed committee, but anyone is welcome to join the monthly 2nd Friday meetings, held at City Hall room 209 10am-11:30am. People are also encouraged to take part in the various sub-committees, or working groups, covering Policy, Schools, Urban Agriculture, Business and Enterprise and Food Security.
This Wednesday October 23rd the Initiative is holding a follow up forum to let people know what we’ve been up to this past year. We’ve done some great work and hope to spread the word and get more interested folks involved.
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