Capacity Crowd at the Farmer’s Appreciation Pot Luck

What a spectacular Celebration of the Farmer’s of Jefferson and surrounding Counties who, at the Farmer’s Market and other outlets, provide us healthy, safe, nutrient-dense food. Nearly 100 guests came out to enjoy this evening of celebration and thanks for our local farmers. Organic chicken donated by Everybody’s Whole Foods expertly grilled by grill-master Kevin Riley and an astounding array of dishes brought by guests helped make for a magical evening. Steve McLain and Michaela McLain along with Bad, Bad Leroy Brown lead guitarist,Jimmy Ryan, charmed the crowd. Hats off to SLC board members Barb Stone and Faith Reeves for their deep roots in the farming community and organizing power for this memorable event.

Thursday Oct 18 6:30 PM – Pot Luck and Community Discussion – Permaculture and Food Security

Join us for another Pot Luck and Community Discussion on Thursday,  October 18 at 6:30 PM at the Eco Barn.

This is what our speaker, Scott Vlaun, has to say about permaculture and food security.

“Our current industrialized food system is falling short in many ways. It is failing to feed a hungry world, is degrading to land and farmers and is a major contributor to the climate crisis. Permaculture Design holds the promise of regenerating our farmland, sequestering carbon, providing a more nutrient dense diet, empowering small farmers, and rebuilding communities.”

Join Scott Vlaun, Executive Director of the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy in Norway, Maine and Permaculture teacher at MUM for a slide presentation and discussion exploring the perils of our current system and taking a look at how some large scale permaculture sites in the region are becoming models for sustainability and regional food security.

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New members welcomed to the SLC Board of Advisors

We are very please to welcome a newly formed board of advisors for the SLC, which includes international experts in business, economic development, agricultural economics, regenerative agriculture and more.

What a twelve months it has been! Report on SLC achievements since October 2017

It has been an eventful year since we inaugurated our Pot Luck and Community Discussion series in October 2017. With the sufficient completion of our SEED Center Eco-Barn, we were able to welcome the public to series of events that have really put the SLC and the Eco Barn Event Center on the map in Fairfield and beyond. Here is what Mayor Ed Malloy has to say about the value of the SLC for our community. Download and read the whole report here.

New Website Developed by RileyDesigns.com

Sweet.  We’re loving it.  New WordPress website design by local (Fairfield, Iowa) web developer, Kevin Riley.  Time to start blogging.  You can see more of his wordpress website designs at RileyDesigns.com