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LET'S TALK FOOD AND FARMING . . .


Please join us at the Floyd Country Store on Thursday evening, December 9 to watch the film ‘The Family Farm’, and join in a discussion about the challenges facing a small community trying to support local farmers and food producers. What is needed to allow a healthy local food system to thrive?  A panel of local farmers led by Mike Burton will offer their thoughts and respond to questions. The film starts at 7:00pm, and you are also invited to bring a dish and join us in a community potluck starting at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you then. Film tickets are available at the door for a $5 donation.

CELEBRATING 2015 IN PHOTOS


. . . and asking for your help for 2016!
 
We summed up this year by creating a ‘Family Album’ to share with you. Follow this link to see the slide show, which shows some of the highlights of our year. You’ll see that we’ve been busy, that we had fun doing it, and that we had an impact in the community. We hope you can support our ongoing work with a donation. Click here to donate online, or mail a check to SustainFloyd, 203 South Locust Street, Suite H, Floyd, VA 24091. Thank you so much for your support.
 

THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP

 
We may be able to buy commercially mono-cultured and processed foods more cheaply than local products but that’s not the whole story. Patrick Holden, director of Britain’s Sustainable Food Trust, in conversation with SustainFloyd’s Woody Crenshaw, talked about the hidden social and environmental costs of cheap food. Issues like increased greenhouse gas emissions, pollution from fertilizers and pesticides, increased health care costs, degradation of the soil and the loss of local farming communities are part of the true cost of the food that are currently ignored by our accounting systems.  Holden emphasized that changing the current view of our food systems would take a long term, patient and committed action and would need the involvement of the Millennials, who are now questioning our existing systems and demanding something better.
 
The evening’s conversation covered a wide range of topics and is available at this link.
 
       

We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
First Film of 2016 will be Racing to Zero—All the stuff we used to call waste—its not waste. Join us in February to find out more.
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