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October 1, 2010 Eat Local Now! 7th annual dinner celebrated local food sources and people
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Eat Local Now! held at Herban Feast in SODO on Thurs. Sept 30 saw 300 guests dining on all local food from an extensive menu. The event was the 7th annual staging of the dinner and featured live music, and speakers who brought their unique perspective to the issues of sustainability, local food systems and economies.

The master of ceremonies was Jonathan Scherch, of Antioch University who spoke eloquently about the importance of supporting local farmers and the idea of sustainability.

Also speaking were Hajime Sato of Mashiko Japanese Restaurant and Sustainable Sushi Bar. He spoke about seafood sustainability and asked for support from the public and commercial fishers to end destructive practices such as those that result in 70% bycatch.

Ray Zambroski, founder of Groundbreakers spoke about his organizations efforts to empower the disadvantaged through vocational training in sustainable organic farming.

The final speaker was Eddie B. Hill, the founding director of Creatives4Community. He has worked to influence green policies and practices and work toward diversification of urban agriculture, planning and community food systems development in the Northwest.

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