Join the Sacramento Food Policy Council for its Quarter 4 Meeting! The first week of December is Global Soils Week, so we will be showcasing the importance of healthy soil in our community. Healthy soil is full of life: its essential to grow our food, keep us healthy, and support our environment and climate.
Come see Hot Italian's food waste worm bin, and listen to a panel of experts connected across different sectors of our food and farming system that all contribute to healthy soil: a chef, a composter, and a farmer.
Jessica Chiartas, founder of Soil Life, will give an overivew of how we all relate to soil — in urban and rural settings, and why healthy soil is so important for our health, envionment, and climate.
Panel Discussion: a Chef, a Composter, and a Farmer
Suleka Sun-Lindley, Executive Chef of Thai Basil. Thai Basil Restaurant in Midtown Sacramento has won «BEST THAI” every year since its opening in 2001. Chef Suleka is passionate about using fresh, wholesome, local ingredients while promoting business practices that respect the environment.
David Baker, Co-Founder of GRAS and the ReSoil Sacramento Program. ReSoil is a call to action to the Sacramento Community to use our organic resources to grow organic gardens and build climate resilient, regenerative landscapes. ReSoil Sacramento collecst/diverts 21,000 lbs/month from restaurants and other community partners, that go to feed urban agriculture.
Timothy Chapman, Farm Coordinator for the New Roots refugee farm in West Sacramento. 23 gardeners are currently growing traditional and ethnic crops on a little over 2 acres of land. Most of the produce is taken for home consumption with a recent partnership with the Sacramento Food Bank and Farmily Services to start a CSA.