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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – FOOD ACTION PLAN Listening Sessions: March 17, 18, & 19,

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    <span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; font-size: large;”>SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – FOOD ACTION PLAN</span>

    <span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; font-size: large;”>Listening Sessions: March 17, 18, & 19, 2015

    </span><span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 18px; line-height: normal;”>Locations:  Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Solvang

    For healthy people, a healthy economy, and a healthy environment

    The SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FOOD ACTION PLAN is a strategy-based community blueprint for an accessible, thriving, sustainable, and healthy food system. This will address every aspect of the food system in a way that supports healthy people, a healthy economy, and a healthy environment.

    These LISTENING SESSIONS are an opportunity for the community to engage in the development of the Food Action Plan, and develop strategies for implementation. Participants will be asked to contribute based on their professional knowledge, expertise, or personal experiences.

    Tuesday March 17 10:00am-12:00pm Cornerstone Room 705 South McClelland Santa Maria

    <b>Wednesday March 18 1:00pm-3:00pm Faulkner Gallery Santa Barbara Public Library 40 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara

    </b>Wednesday March 18 6:30pm-8:30pm Legion Wing Veterans Hall
    1745 Mission Drive Solvang
    Spanish Translations will be provided

    Questions? Email sbcfoodaction@gmail.com.

    The FOOD ACTION PLAN will address:

    AGRICULTURE VIABILITY
    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES FOOD ACCESS & JUSTICE
    HEALTH & NUTRITION

    POTENTIAL OUTCOMES

    We anticipate the FOOD ACTION PLAN will result in the following types of outcomes:

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    • Improve public health in key areas
    • Improve food access and security through
    • increased small-scale growing
    • Improve food literacy through partnership and common goals with a wide variety of local agencies
    • Reduce pollution and waste by promoting a ‘closed loop’ food system
    • Create a more resilient local food system to withstand the shocks of natural or man-made disasters
    • Promote community economic development
    • Inform or influence policy

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