March for Healthy Food – Planning Meeting II (Thursday, May 2nd 5:30 PM)

March for Healthy Food – Planning Meeting II
Thursday, May 2nd 5:30 – 7:00 PM
World Resource SIM Center
1088 3rd Ave, San Diego CA 92101

Agenda

  • Press/Media Coverage
  • Logo
  • Flyers – printing & distribution
  • T-shirts
  • Information/seed exchange
  • Potluck/cooking logistics
  • Follow Up events/involvement
  • Interactive CommUNITY Performance
  • Permits / legal compliance

Event Details (tentative outline)
March for Healthy Food
Saturday, May 25th
11:00 AM – Bea Evenson Fountain in Balboa Park near Natural History Museum
12:30 PM – Little Italy Farmers Market (corner of India & Date)
1:30 PM – Civic Center Plaza – CommUNITY Potluck
See website for further details: www.localhealthyfood.org

The ‘March for Healthy Food’ is a public event focused on working together as a community to create a more healthy and sustainable food system in San Diego. We are coming together to learn from one another, share information and work together to provide healthy food for our local communities. This is a peaceful and positive event with the intention of inspiring positive action, cooperation and collaboration within our community. If you are in support of healthy food… you’re in!!! (to participate and help plan please email: community@localhealthyfood.org)

We support the following values and actions….

  • having access to accurate information and the CHOICE to know what is in our food (label GMO’s)
  • supporting local organic farms, farmers markets, food cooperatives and urban agriculture
  • learning and teaching one another how to grow our own food
  • supporting and creating more home gardens, community gardens and yardshare programs
  • supporting and expanding the ‘Nourish Curriculum’ in our local schools
  • working together with city council and urban planners to create a forward thinking plan that meets the nutritional and agricultural needs of our city (inspiring example: Portland)
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1st Planning Meeting (April 25th, 6:00 PM People’s Coop)

First planning meeting April 25th (Thursday)

6:00 PM at People’s Coop

4765 Voltaire St, San Diego

 

Intention:  Bring together anyone in San Diego with an interest in planning, supporting and participating in the CommUNITY March for Healthy Food.

Objective:  Creating 3-5 actionable goals that we want to support as commUNITY to create a healthy and sustainable food system in San Diego.

Platform

Awareness  } \                                              //  Individual Action  \\

Education   } – >>>>>>>> ACTION >>> <&                          >>>>> Celebration!

Inspiration  } /                                              \\  Collective Action  //

Optimal health in relationship to…

  • self

  • community

  • planet/nature


Potential Action Committees

– Marketing/Promotion

– Press / Public Relations

– Green T-shirts or hats etc.

  • something that signifies people in the event that are Marching for Healthy Food – need logo design

– Communications/Dialogue with Monsanto

  • attempt to set up panel discussion with Monsanto representatives and food experts to support a positive discussion focused on finding common ground on things we as a community of San Diego are willing to work towards together

– Pro-active / Inter-active CommUNITY Performance

  • interactive performance of acro-yoga, dance and circus performance choreographed with fun actions and story of commUNITY working together to plant seeds and grow healthy food


Create list of organizations to invite and participate

  • San Diego Roots

  • Label GMO’s

  • Wild Willows

  • (all organic local farms)

  • Green Party SD

  • Growing with Purpose

  • GreenPeace

  • City Council

  • People’s Coop

  • Casa de Luz

  • Word Resource / Sim Center

  • Community Garden Network

     

March for Healthy Food (May 25th, 11:00 AM PST)

Healthy Food for Local Earth

The CommUNITY March for Healthy Food is a positive action component to the ‘March Against Monsanto’ on May 25th at 11:00 AM PST. (San Diego)

This component of the march has arisen from the Local Earth Collective to provide a clearly defined goal that we would like to work together as a community in San Diego to create.   As a collective we are choosing to focus our energies into what WE WANT TO CREATE as a HEALTHY and SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller

We are choosing to focus on finding common ground upon which we can collectively work to create a healthy food system for this planet.  Rather than provoking a fight with Monsanto; we are choosing an open hand and invitation for positive collaboration with any individuals or organizations (including Monsanto) that results in steps forward in our planets collective journey towards health, happiness and justice.

Choosing to fight ‘against’ something requires a lot of energy and often leaves us with limited energy left to CREATE what we are IN SUPPORT OF.  As a collective we are proposing that we harness the energy of this event and focus it into creating something positive for the food systems of our local and global community.  We feel it is necessary to make sure we clearly know what we are in support of and provide solutions, if we are choosing to take a stance against something.

See the Facebook group ‘Healthy Food for Local Earth / San Diego’ – for discussions on how to generate local actions we can take to create a healthy and sustainable food system for our planet!

We will be meeting Thursday, April 25th in the community room at People’s Coop from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to discuss and plan what positive steps of action we are ready to take! (Address: 4765 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107)

If you live somewhere other than San Diego and are interested in helping organize a March for Healthy Food in your commUnity please email collective@local-earth.org.  We will give you admin access to the Facebook page and you can create an event for your community!  Please share this message and invitation with all of your family and friends that you care about!  Healthy food is one of our most fundamental basic necessities that all of humanity shares, and one of the most important tools we have to creating a healthy and happy life.  Let’s work together to education ourselves, spread awareness and inspire others to do the same!

With joy, love, respect and gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective
http://www.local-earth.org

Links

March Against Monsanto (Global): http://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto

Healthy Food for Local Earth (Global Information): https://www.facebook.com/HealthyFoodForLocalEarth

The Local Earth Collective: http://www.facebook.com/LocalEarth