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DC Food Future Agenda: get out your highlighter

Cross posted from HAFADC.com. Yeah, check it out. HAFADC.com.

Here’s a sneak peak at what HAFA has in store for DC Food Future next Saturday, December 8. Expect blog posts all next week describing the sessions and activities in more detail. Register here and donate to keep the event free and accessible for all.

DC FOOD FUTURE: Planting the Seeds of Justice! December 8th

HAFA is putting on a mega event called DC Food Future: Planting the seeds of Justice on December 8th! Register Today at dcfoodfuture.eventbrite.com

Might as well be FOOD MONTH: October Events

Heads up! Seems like everyone and their Uncle Andy is planning an event in October. We’re busting at the seams with information about parties, rallies, galas, fundraisers, panels and more! We love it. Keep em’ coming by emailing hafadc@gmail.com and check out our events page to stay in the loop.

Square Dance, Dinner, Discussion Saturday

This Saturday night, I’m throwing a party that I hope will be equal parts wonderful and unusual. It’s a dance, a dinner, and a discussion about race, privilege, and the food system. It’s also a fundraiser for Beet Street Gardens and a project through Healthy Affordable Food for All to bring The Black/Land Project to DC. The location is 1412 Parkwood Pl NW. Discussion and potluck is from 7-9pm and dancing will go from 9-midnight. More details and RSVP on Facebook.

Ever since I started dreaming it up, this party has scared me and excited me. Last week, those of us planning it learned that a few people thought the combination of our topic and our chosen activity – contra dancing – was ironic. We heard that it looked like “a bunch of white people getting together to talk about black land.”

Code Green: Lincoln Heights

On Saturday, July 28th, from 10am-3pm Healthy Affordable Food For All (HAFA), DC Food For All, and the Green Scheme are teaming up to host a Community Brainstorm and Garden Build in the Lincoln Heights community in Ward 7. Just follow the sounds of wheels turning and music bumpin’ to 400 50th Street NE.

National Black Agriculture Awareness Week and other Mouthfuls

Black Agricultural Awareness Week is about recognizing, educating, and celebrating the contribution of African Americans, and People of African Descent, to agriculture in our everyday lives.

DEC 15: PUBLIC OVERSIGHT ROUNDTABLE ON COMMUNITY GARDENS AND URBAN AGRICULTURE IN D.C.

Apparently separate from the Sustainable DC meeting on Nov 29 (though I suspect there will be some overlap from Sustainable DC’s “food” working group…): What: A public oversight roundtable on community gardens and urban agriculture When: Thurs, Dec 15, 2011 from 1–5pm Where: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Room 412, John A. Wilson Building)

29 NOV: Sustainable DC inaugural working group meeting

Seems a few departments of City government are interested in discussing sustainability these days. This is the first in a series of working meetings led by the Depts of Planning and the Environment…. Of note, one working group is to focus on food issues in DC. Anticipated topics include: local food production; commercial distribution; access [...]