CALLING ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN GARDENING, LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS, THE CULINARY ARTS, PERMACULTURE, FARMING & AGRICULTURE, LABOR RIGHTS, FAIR TRADE NETWORKS, STUDENT ORGANIZING, COOPERATIVE BUSINESS STRUCTURES, AND DISMANTLING OPPRESSION IN OUR GLOBAL AND REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEMS!
YOU ARE ENTHUSIASTICALLY INVITED TO THE 2ND ANNUAL NORTHWEST STUDENT REAL FOOD CONVERGENCE! Missoula, Montana ~ February 12-14th, 2010 The Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a student-led, nationwide movement of committed young leaders who are making a change in their communities by shifting more sustainable, socially just, and community-based food onto their campuses. This February, the 2010 Northwest Real Food Youth Convergence will gather 150 student leaders from all across the Northwest region, including Montana, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming, in Missoula,Montana. (others too are welcome to come share how their region is overcoming obstacles in obtaining food sovereignty.) This event’s intensive program will include opportunities to: • *DEVELOP* your skills, knowledge of food system issues, and passions to become a more effective student leader! • *ENGAGE* in the community through field trips to the food-centric side of Missoula, communal meals, and lots of group games & interaction! • *GROW* our movement through sharing and learning from one another’s stories, experiences, and ideas! *Please join us* to make this weekend the richest harvest of student energy and movement possible! Registration starts December 10th, 2009 and is only $30: meals and housing included. Scholarships and transportation support are available. For more information, please CONTACT Katelyn Hale at: northwest [at] realfoodchallenge [dot] org , or, VISIT the Real Food Challenge Northwest Blog at: http://realfoodnorthwest.wordpress.com/summit-2010/ .