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2013 Read & Seed!

This year, PFC’s board of directors has chosen two books to read together as a community!

  • Deep Economy by Bill McKibben
  • Get Real by Mara Rockliff (teen level selection)

Both deal with local economies and food systems. Pick up a copy at the Kalamazoo Public Library or your favorite bookstore, and get reading!

People's is highlighting two events in conjunction with our Read & Seed selections: 

  • Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist: Don't miss climate educator Bill McKibben's Kalamazoo speaking engagement at Miller Auditorium on October 10. More information here.
  • Dirt! The Movie film screening and panel discussion: Join local experts in a conversational panel discussion and two screenings of the film Dirt! The Movie at WMU's Little Theatre on October 20. More information here.



Meet Your Farmer: Butternut Sustainable Farms!

On the last Friday of August, the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market team made their way down to Sturgis, MI to check out what John Templin had popping out of his dirt at Butternut Sustainable Farms. Dedicated to growing sustainable, chemical-free vegetables, herbs, salad mix, and flowers, Butternut Sustainable Farms has been a food provider in Southwest Michigan since 2012. 

Click here to read the full article!


ROAR (Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism) Awards

It’s time to mark your calendar for the 2013 ERAC/Ce Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism Awards Banquet event! On Thursday, September 12 from 5:45-8:30pm, join folks from around southwest Michigan to hear the stories of antiracism organizing for institutional transformation in our area. What is your story?

This is ERAC/Ce's second annual event to celebrate the organizing happening in the region and to be a fundraiser for ERAC/Ce. Rock Island Family Restaurant, a Native American owned and operated caterer will once again be providing the meal.

The cost of this event is $40 individual; $70 couple; $280 table of 8. For more information, please contact Jo Ann Mundy (269.365.4819) or Aliisa Lahti (269.267.4859).