Tuesday, May 27, 2008

From Sheila Brown at Camp Long



Greetings!

We invite you to "Good Food" and "Good Company"; an evening to attend the premiere of a new film about our growing local food economy (Good Food) and join us at an after party celebration (Good Company). The film was made by Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin from the Moving Images Video Project.

"Good Food" Seattle International Film Festival Premiere:

Wednesday, June 4, 7 p.m.Egyptian Theatre 901 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122For tickets, see Seattle Film Fest webpage

"Good Company" After Party (right across the street):
Wednesday, June 4, @ 8:30 p.m. Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) Room 1110-1111 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122
From the main entrance to SCCC, turn left, and Room 1110-1111 is on the left.

"Shop wisely. Not too much. Mostly local."

The Interra Project and Puget Sound Community Change are focused on shopping and sharing locally throughout the twelve counties that make up Puget Sound. Strengthening urban and rural partnerships and community-based food systems are great ways to reach out and build our growing network. We are about to cross the $1,000,000 mark in local purchases using Interra Community Cards in the Puget Sound.

Locally directed food spending, by consumers, more than doubles the number of dollars circulating among businesses in our communities. A shift of 20% of our food dollars into locally directed spending would result in a nearly half billion dollar annual income increase in King County alone and double that in the Central Puget Sound region[i].

Many of our beneficiaries touch the local food system and our partner PCC Natural Markets is featured in the film. Food is a great way to learn and experience what's great about local. If you don't have a free Puget Sound Community Card please get one here. There are over 100 businesses now accepting the card.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Jon Ramer

Good Food and Good Company is sponsored by the generous support of The Interra Project, PCC Natural Markets, Shorebank Pacific, and Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.
[i] From Why Local Linkages Matter Viki Sonntag, EcoPraxis

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