September 7, 2009
Organizer: Bill Hawn, Slow Food Sonoma County North
The Eat-In organized by Slow Food Sonoma County, North, held in the Haeldsburg Plaza, was a great success. We had about 150 attendees, several speakers, school garden displays, a harvest table with real food to taste and share, and a raise bed construction demo, and a childrens’ planting experience.
The speakers were Dan Imhoff, author, who discussed the need to improve school lunch and nutrition via the Child Nutrition Act; Jeff Harding, superintendent of Healdsburg School District, who supported the Time for Lunch program and addresssed the need for nutrition education; Vikki Dupree, Healdsburg Elementarty School garden coordinator, and a spanish speaker, who addressed the spanish speaking attendees. Bill Hawn of Slow Food Sonoma County North welcomed everyone, explained our purpose, and MC’ed the event.
There were three displays from school garden porjects, a demo featuring elementary students assembling a raised bed designed by one of the parents, and an opportunity for students to plant seeds and take then to their home or school garden.
It was a great community building event to support improving the food our children eat!