Events: Preserving Farmland in the Treasure Valley

August 26, 2016

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The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is pleased to announce an educational series: Why Save Farmland?
We are launching this initiative with a series of questions:
  • Why is the time right for preserving farmland in the Treasure Valley?
  • What is the value of farmland preservation in the Treasure Valley (economic, cultural, environmental)?
  • Who is already working on farmland preservation in the TV?  How can work together moving forward?
Our aim is to bring multiple stakeholders together, including farmers, researchers, community organizations and elected officials, to explore where we find synergies in our values and goals. To launch this year-long conversation, we have invited a series of speakers who will share farmland preservation success stories from other regions of the US. Our first speaker, Mike McGrath, will speak at Boise State University (October 10th) and the College of Idaho (October 11th). McGrath successfully led farmland preservation efforts in Delaware, and he will identify key ingredients for successful farmland preservation initiatives at the regional level.
Please share this information widely, and bring your own expertise and experiences to the conversation.
2.  Would you please give the following shout-out on whatever social media is appropriate, with a picture if you have one:
       The Treasure Valley Food Coalition and the Tomato Independence Project send big thanks to Red Feather, Richard’s, and Rice Asian for making fabulous Bloody Mary’s (using fresh local tomatoes of course) for Tuesday’sBloody Mary event at Franz Witte Nursery. Very tasty little bread bites from Acme Bakeshop made the drinks taste even better!  It was a beautiful evening in a beautiful spot. Thanks to all who participated.





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