Farmer-Veteran Coalition President to Speak in San Francisco

Two million young people—many of them from rural backgrounds—have served in the U.S. military since the attacks of 9/11. These veterans are facing extremely hard times, with very high rates of unemployment. Farming can be their ticket to a bright future and they could help solve our nation’s severe shortage of new farmers. Join a conversation with Michael O’Gorman, a pioneering organic farmer who leads the Farmer-Veteran Coalition (Recipient of BeginningFarmers.org's Farming Organization of the Year Award) on Monday, January 24th. He will bring a few veterans with him and share a preview of the program he will deliver at the 2011 Eco-Farm conference (The Ecological Farming Association’s Annual Conference).

When: Monday, January 24 Food and drink at 6:30 p.m.; Discussion at 7 p.m. Where: Viracocha, 998 Valencia Street @ 21st Street, San Francisco Kitchen Table Talks is a joint venture of CivilEats and 18 Reasons , a non-profit that promotes conversation between its San Francisco Mission neighborhood and the people who feed them. Space is limited, so please RSVP. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Sustainable food and refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Bi-Rite Market and Shoe Shine Wine.

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