Food

Food Action Group Mission:

To increase resiliency in the local food supply through building awareness, linking people and organizations, working on practical projects, building community, while having fun.

Minutes

Food Action Group meeting minutes

April 21, 2010

The following people were in attendance:

Mark Juedeman

Cindy Yepez

Erin Eriksen

Bob Randall

Jan Kindel

 

Project updates:

Cindy-fruit and nut trees on city property:

Bob gave Cindy several people to contact about this project.  Cindy will pursue.

 

Erin-Google map of local food sources:

Erin has found several maps already out there and will continue to monitor to see if there is an unfilled niche.

 

Mark-increase number of CSA’s in the area:

At Bob’s suggestion we will all try to learn why farmers choose Farmer’s Markets over CSA’s and vise versa.  What are the pluses and minuses.

 

Announcements:

Jan shared  news from the Food Policy Workgroup:

Their goals include developing a proposal for a Regional Food Policy Council, create a local food guide, provide a regional food assessment and facilitate Farmer’s Markets ability to accept food stamps.

 

New Business:

Mark sent out an e-mail and then talked with us about the needs at Berry Elementary School.  There are several exciting projects in the works and they are asking for help.  Mark will talk with Lori Kelleher, the Magnet Coordinator, about setting a meeting time to discuss their needs and how Transition Houston might collaborate with them.

Bob gave us some history and advice on farm tour opportunities.  Some possibilities include renting a bus, give map and drive own car, provide food with recipes and a chef, pick your own, cater food and take with.  It was decided to target fall but meet with Urban Harvest to learn level of their commitment before summer.  Mark will pursue setting a meeting date.

February 17, 2010

PRESENT:

Mark Juedeman

Cindy Yepez

Erin Eriksen

Jan Kindel

 

MISSION:

To increase resiliency in the local food supply through building awareness, linking people and organizations, working on practical projects, building community, while having fun.

 

PROJECTS: 

  • Google map of local food sources – Erin champion
  • Increase number of CSA’s in the area
  • Provide farm tours
  • Plant fruit and/or nut trees on city property
  • Perma blitz – plant front or back yard into food garden