Award-winning writer, activist, and academic focusing on the global food system and food justice. Patel is the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System (2008) and most recently, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy (2010).
2013 Illahee Lecture Series
Who influences, controls, and owns key aspects of our lives: what we eat, the information we access, the environment, our own finances, and our politicians. In short, who owns us? And what can we do about it?
What:Portland Reggae Dancehall Party
When:August 31st 2012 Friday
Where:T.A. Event Center 300 NE Multnomah St. Portland Oregon 97232
How much:$10\Ladies free before 10pm
PrizeGiveaway:To Ladies only:Money, Bob-Marley shirt, Victoria secret gift, etc.
Come hear Portland author Kristy Athens talk with humor and insight about the trials and tribulations of starting her own farm/homestead in the Gorge. This book gives you the practical tools you need to realize your own dreams of getting away from it all, with the basics of home, farm, and hearth. It also enters territory that others avoid—straightforward advice about the social aspects of country living, from health care to schools to small-town politics. To read more about Get Your Pitchfork On!, see: http://www.getyourpitchforkon.com/Pitchfork/Home.html
Allergy Prevention is the topic of the month for the Open Kitchen in April. Anything that we can do now to forestall the onslaught of allergies come May and June is a welcome boost of information from the Naturopathic Physicians that we are collaborating with. Dr. Louise Rose,ND from Rose Cabinet Medicine is working with Chef Abby Fammartino from Abby’s Table and the Open Kitchen to create a menu to study how we can eat delicious foods and proactively lessen the effects of allergic reactions. As each plate of food goes out, Dr.
6th Annual Muddy Boot Festival - Keynote: Joel Makower
Keynote tickets are $12 in advanced and $15 at the door but we've created a special Green Drinks discount on Brown Paper Tickets so the first 50 people to enter the discount code "gdpdx" can buy discounted tickets for $10 each.
Please join us for the Multnomah County Sustainability Film Series' Portland premier of Food Fight, a fascinating look at the industrial food model and the local food movement that is building. A presentation and discussion of the Multnomah Food Action Plan 15-year roadmap to a healthy, equitable, and prosperous local food system will immediately follow the film. www.multnomahfood.org
Join us for the Junk to Funk Trashion Collective’s 5th year anniversary party “Transformation” on Saturday February 5th 2011. This celebration will be a gallery installation showcase featuring new recycled fashion garments from their top “House of Trashion” designers to provide a fun, new way to experience trashion off the runway - up close and personal. The event will also serve as the re-launch of the Junk to Funk Trashion Collective.
At InFARMation this month there will be a panel discussion regarding The Agricultural Reclamation Act and Eaters. The panel will break down the panelists experiences with this grassroots movement and why it's important, but will also talk about what is happening as a result of the ARA, and why it is so important that Eaters both understand and participate.