South of the Sound Farming: Yesterday, Today or Tomorrow
We will feature speakers and networking covering agriculture in the past, present and plans for future
farm land preservation at their Friday March 15 annual meeting. The event
starts with networking and a chance to learn about agriculturally related
membership organizations and county programs all one time. Some offer farm
related services at no cost to you.
A highlight of the annual gathering is the potluck dinner featuring foods
from local farms. Speakers at the business meeting will include
representatives of the Thurston County Historic Barn Preservation project
and the Washington Department of Agriculture’s Centennial committee. Then
the Tune Snugglers will provide the music so kids and adults can dance the
The Annual Meeting, Potluck, Networking and Dance is co-sponsored by and
held at the South Bay Grange Hall, 3918 Sleatter Kinney Rd NE, Olympia WA at
6:00 pm. Members and friends are welcome to attend and invited to bring a
potluck item for the dinner.
Farms Forever Art Show & Dinner: March 24, 2012
Farms Forever Art Show & Dinner
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Expo Center, Thurston County Fairgrounds
Mark your calendar! This year’s event will be the evening of Saturday March 24th at the Thurston County Fairground (Lacey) in the Expo Hall.
The South of the South Community Farm Land Trust is hosting a dinner and art auction gala this spring featuring art in the world of farming, food, or gardening. The event will feature an evening ticketed dinner of local seasonal food and topped off with homemade pies and live music. There will be a live auction of fine art and a silent auction of art, prints and other items.
Coming to the Table – A Community Food Summit
October 14th & 15th, 2011
October 14th will feature a giant community pot-luck on the streets of downtown Olympia, and environmental and agricultural expo, and a presentation by Mark Winnie – author of Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture and Closing the Food Gap – at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts
October 15th will be a ‘roll up your sleeves’ conference at the Thurston County Fairgrounds where we will learn about our current local food system, clarify our vision for the future, and start building the roadmap to get us from today to tomorrow.
The food summit will be the capstone of a series of events throughout the fall and summer that is called Focus on Food. Events leading up to the summit will include tours of local farms and gardens, events and programs at local Timberland Regional Libraries, discussion groups, and other opportunities to learn about the food system, our local food economy, and options for a more sustainable food future.
Visit www.sustainsouthsound.org to register and make sure you have a seat at the table as we plan our food future. Email Halli Winstead at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
Thurston Crop Mob: September 17th, 2011:
South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust invites you to attend the first “Thurston Crop Mob.” Spend half a day on a local sustainable farm, helping with planting, weeding, or harvesting, etc, while networking with other volunteers.
After a few hours of good hard work, we’ll share a delicious meal provided by the farmer. Once a month we’ll “mob” a different farm.
Crop Mobs are springing up around the country as the local food movement grows. The first Thurston Crop Mob will be held at Left Foot Organics on September 17th 2011. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to: email@example.com
2011 Farm and Garden Tours
Spend the day seeing where some of our food comes from – and meet the people who grow it
- August 20th – Bicycle Tour (suggested transportation) of Urban Farms & Gardens – including Sunbreak Farm, Calliope Farm, Common Ground Farm, Kiwanis Food Bank Garden on the Capitol Campus, Wendell Berry Community Garden, & Piece by Piece Farm
- August 27th – Van Tour of Rural Farms – including Kirsop Farm, Left Foot Organics, Lincoln Creek Farm & Helsing Junction Farm