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Crosscut Tout: Sustainable food discussion

A sustainability series at Town Hall turns to one of the hottest topics: food.

Mary Embleton, executive director of the Cascade Harvest Coalition, will be one of the two speakers on building a sustainable food system at 6:30 pm Wednesday evening (June 9) at Town Hall. Embleton and Britt Yamamoto, a faculty member in the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University, will appear as part of the "Seeking Sustainable Systems" series, presented by the Sustainable Path Foundation.

Among other things, Yamamoto and Embleton will discuss how food ties into politics, culture, and health. The Cascade Harvest Coalition formed as a non-profit in 1999, one of the early ventures into what has become the huge movement toward local foods (or, as Cascade likes to put it, "re-localizing the food system). Embleton has been with the coalition since it started to come together as a committee earlier in the 1990s. Yamamoto, who earned his doctorate at the University of Washington, teaches a variety of course, including the political ecology of food and eating.

Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

If you go: "Sustainable Path: Our Food and Eating," Mary Embleton and Britt Yamamoto at Town Hall, 6:30 pm tonight (June 9), Town Hall, Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street, Seattle. Tickets at door: $15.

Joe Copeland is political editor for Crosscut. You can reach him at Joe.Copeland@crosscut.com.


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