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Blessing the Hands that Feed Us

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Blessing the Hands that Feed Us

Time: December 14, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Earth Portal Exhibit at the Seattle Center
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Vicki Robin
Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012

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Tickets: $15

Co-sponsored by Whidbey GeoDome Project, Sustainable Seattle, Transition Seattle, and YES Magazine

What would it take for us to shift from anywhere eating to local eating? Resilient communities and resourceful people are transforming the way food is sourced, cooked and eaten so we can assure safe, fresh, fair, plentiful and nourishing food for all - however the political, energy and climate winds blow. This shift from industrial to relational eating, though, will rattle many structures: our preferences and habits, our disconnection from community, our social agreements about money and property and more. In her forthcoming book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us Vicki shares her adventures in hyper local eating and explores how "local food" can scale up to make a difference in the big question of "How do we feed 9 billion people"?

Vicki Robin's book, Your Money or Your Life, was a NY Times bestseller in the 1990s and continues - 20-years later - to be a seminal book on frugality, simplicity and sustainable living. She is a sought after keynote speaker, workshop leader and guide, and is enthusiastic about this new focus on local food. Vicki is also part of Comedy Island, an improv and sketch comedy group on Whidbey Island where she lives with her cat and a lot of very cool friends.

Note: The Whidbey GeoDome show Earth Portal: A Guided Tour of the Universe and Our Place in It is included

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