If your interest in local food goes beyond merely eating it, then consider attending E4S’s Third Tuesday networking event on Feb. 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The get-together, held at Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s Tasting Room, is a kickoff conversation for the Year of Local Food 2012, one of the focal points for Sustainable Cleveland 2019, a multi-part, multi-year initiative to build a thriving region around a green economy and environmentally responsible agenda.
Jenita McGowan, chief of sustainability for the city, will speak along with representatives from organizations at the forefront of making change here including Community Greenhouse Partners, Growhio, Menu For The Future, SlowMoney Cleveland and Tunnel Vision Hoops. They’ll give presentations about an astonishingly varied range of topics from a conscientious investing strategy that supports healthy food, farms and families to affordable and movable all-weather “greenhouses” and rainwater harvesting.
photo, Community Greenhouse Partners
Every time I attend one of these gatherings, a combination of set programing and lots of spontaneous interaction, I learn something and meet new and interesting community activists. If you want to get involved and be a part of what’s happening with our developing and expanding local food system, this is a great opportunity to get some ideas about how to do it.
It’s free, but you must register for this event