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Roundup: Local food in the spotlight

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments · local food, Roundup

Food volunteers. The Douglas County Extension office is offering Master Food Volunteer classes starting Feb. 12. The cost is relatively modest ($75) for the 40-hour training, and 40 hours of volunteer service is required as part of the deal. If you have any experience with the classes, let us know what you thought. (Lawrence Journal-World) Meanwhile, the Douglas County site doesn’t seem to be working at this writing, but you can read more and get an application at the Shawnee County Extension site for the classes in Lawrence.

Growing in Emporia. With help from Lawrence local-food advocates, growers and others are working to boost local food production and consumption in and around Emporia. (Emporia Gazette)

Local food wiki. The Lawrence Sustainability Network‘s email newsletter brought my attention to the Kansas River Valley Local Food wiki. It doesn’t appear to be very active, and I’m not sure what information is there that isn’t available in better-established locations, such as Local Harvest. Any thoughts, anyone?


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