At the end of last year 30 local leaders (many working in the food and agriculture sectors) in Davis, California came together to discuss the potential of food and agriculture in Davis. In these “Let’s Talk About Food: Tapping the Potential for Davis” discussions the participants covered everything from the assets that Davis already has, the challenges that it faces and the opportunities ahead. Food policy improvements and the City’s brand and narrative as it pertains to food and agriculture were also discussed.
These discussions were convened by Dr. Catherine Brinkley, Professor in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at UCD, Ann M. Evans, author of the Davis Farmer’s Market Cookbook and former Mayor of Davis, and Deema Tamimi, founder of the Land & Ladle non-profit and Giving Garden startup, along with Diane Parro, under the auspices of the Davis City Council. From these meetings the organizers with the input from all participants, are crafting a recommendation to the City of Davis. The close-to-final recommendation in the form of a report is ready and available for the public and the Davis City Council to read. You can find the close-to-final report HERE. If you would like more background material on the report go this Land and Ladle page.
The conveners of the discussions would like your feedback on the report. To get your feedback to them, you can send your comments/thoughts to email@example.com or you can leave a comment below using your Facebook account. We will post your comments on this page and the organizers will respond to them. There was a forum held on Thursday, Feb 28. The video of the forum will soon be available.
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