EMSWCD will screen the film Farmers for America - Young People Stepping Up. The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America's farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. More information available at https://www.leaveitbetter.com/farmers-for-america/.
What to Expect
Independent Citizens for Sustainable School Solutions (IC3S) will conduct a community meeting to provide an update, timeline of future benchmarks, and review the various communication tools available to the public. Rob Saxton will introduce himself and ask the audience a series of questions. A question and answer session will follow these updates and discussion with Rob Saxton.
At the September School Board meeting, the Board approved the hiring of Rob Saxton as an independent consultant to gather and review information pertinent to district finances, program, and quality. Mr. Saxton will use this information to write and deliver both a written and verbal report with recommendations to the District, School Board, community and IC3S regarding the efficiency, efficacy, economy of scale (sustainable sizing), and potential improvement of district spending and programming. IC3S is serving as the voluntary Project Managers for the process and Scope of Work that Rob Saxton is carrying out.
More information can be found on the IC3S Website:
https://sites.google.com/view/ic3s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Columbia Grange Agriculture Committee brings us a film by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel. We will also be presenting views on the present state of seeds and global biodiversity. Join us for the movie & the following discussion. $5 each or $10 for family with children. No one turned away for lack of funds. There will be popcorn and lemonade for purchase.
The film takes a wide-ranging look at the issues of diminishing diversity in the world’s seed supply and ownership of those seeds. The rise of big agriculture, we’re told, has led to an alarming reduction in the varieties of food being grown and has imprisoned farmers in debt as they have become beholden to the corporations that sell seeds and pesticides.