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Farm Tour 2014: Saturday, August 23, 8:30a-5:30p

FARM TOUR 2014 Food: The Next Generation

TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 22

ADULT $30

KIDS AND RESTRICTED INCOME: $20

Tickets are limited; don't delay!

Nearly 60% of all people operating small farms in the US are 55 years of age or older, and quickly approaching retirement.  The “graying” of farmers, combined with the fact that fewer young people are entering the field, poses challenges for the future of small farms, and questions about who will grow our food in the future.

But let us look forward with hope!  Join People’s, Alberta*, and Food Front* to explore Food: the Next Generation.  We’ll make visits to small urban and suburban farms run by enthusiastic younger people with fresh perspectives and dedication to food and community building.  We’ll also visit urban garden education sites teaching youth and families to grow and prepare wholesome foods, and maybe, just maybe, plant the seeds for a new generation of farmers!

 

8:30am: Registration and continental breakfast

9:00am: Busses depart

9:45-12:30ish: Visits to Grow Portland's Neighborhoods Community Garden and The Side Yard

~12:30pm: Lunch at The Side Yard

1:30-4:30pm: Visits to Our Table Cooperative Farm and the Learning Gardens Laboratory

5:00pm: Busses return to People’s

*ticket sales TBA

Questions?  email jennachen@peoples.coop or call the store.

 

To view other People's events and classes, visit the Community Room Calendar.

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