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Planting Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-Offs and Sustainability in our Regional Food System
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:00am to Friday, April 25, 2008 - 3:00pm
The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies is holding a Food System Sustainability Forum.
  • Can healthful food be affordable while farmers make a profit?
  • Will we have enough farmers and workers to produce food in the future?
  • Will our land and water supplies support food production and a growing population?
  • Can our food system support sustainability goals for our food economy, our natural resources, and personal and community health?
  • What are the connections among our food economy, our natural resources, our personal and community health?
  • How will we know if our food system sustainability programs are making a difference?

These are some of the questions we will explore during the region's first Food System Sustainability Forum.

The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, with Support from the Kaiser Community Health Initiative, has developed a "State of the Regional Food System" report that includes a variety of data exploring the connections and trade-offs in the economic and physical health of our food system.

This forum is designed to discuss facts about our region's food system and understand how we can use past, current, and future data to guide our decisions about how to sustain our regional food system.

When:
Thursday, April 25th, 2008 
Where:
Kaiser Town Hall (3704 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR)
Time:
Breakfast begins at 8:00 am, Program begins at 8:30 am, and ends at 3:00 pm
Cost:
$25 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Registration: Fill out and return the attached form.
Registration forms are also available at our website: www.pdx.edu/ims.

Please register by April 11th to ensure your place at the food sustainability table.