Featuring keynote poet, storyteller and gardener Merna Ann Hecht, author of Our Table of Memories
Join us to learn about resilience and regeneration in our local food shed, hear stories that weave together our heritage and our future of food in the Palouse-Clearwater region, and help build food alliances to leverage local food access. Keynote Merna Ann Hecht will engage participants in the power of storytelling to inspire change. The Palouse Tables Project will lead our afternoon session using 2018 food systems assessments from around the region to steer future efforts.
Children are invited to attend for free and participate in the Children's Activity Room. The children's food system programs will be staffed by AmeriCorps VISTA members and WSU Center for Civic Engagement volunteers. Activities will be geared for grades K-8. Children attending the activities should be of at least pre-school age and potty trained.
Pre-registration is required by January 20. Register early! The past three Food Summits have filled to capacity. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m; the program will start at 9:00 a.m. Registration is on a sliding scale and includes a catered lunch. A limited number of need-based scholarships are also available. Download the form to apply for a scholarship.
As part of this year's Food Summit, we will be accepting nonperishable donation items for our local food banks. Please consider contributing to this year's foodbank drive.
The Palouse-Clearwater Food Summit is made possible by: the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition, the Whitman County Food Coalition, University of Idaho Extension, AmeriCorps VISTA, WSU Center for Civic Engagement, Backyard Harvest, Rural Roots, the Moscow Food Co-op, PNW Farmers Co-op Specialty Foods, Equal Exchange Co-op and numerous community members and volunteers.
Many thanks to our sponsors for making Food Summit 2019 possible.