Join a White House Hangout on Local Foodsposted Friday, July 13 by Think Local First DC
Just in time for Eat Local First Week, here’s an exciting event sponsored by the White House and the USDA that highlights local food projects across the country. It’s a great opportunity for those of us working in DC to learn about how other communities are promoting local food systems in their own cities and towns.
On Tuesday, July 17th at 3:00pm EDT, Jon Carson, White House Director of Public Engagement, and Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will join inspiring women leaders in the field of local foods through a Google+ Hangout to hear their stories and answer your questions. You can read more stories like theirs with the unveiling of the 2.0 version of the USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass. An innovative digital guide and map, the KYF Compass highlights USDA-supported local food projects around the country. The 2.0 version features thousands of local food projects in all 50 states and includes keyword and zip code search features.
WHEN: Join the event at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012.