Clark College hosts food summit

Event is a daylong discussion about the region’s food ecosystem and the college’s role in its future

VANCOUVER — Clark College will host “Growing Our Future” on Fri., Feb. 22, to explore issues within the local food system and possibilities for new curriculum at the college to support this region’s food-producing industries.

The daylong event, which is made possible with support from the Clark County Food System Council, will feature speakers from local businesses and organizations like Slow Food Southwest Washington, Rezabek Vineyards, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture, as well as Clark College faculty. Together, attendees will explore concepts like the future of farming and the challenges of trying to use local ingredients in commercial enterprises. In between workshops and speakers, participants will enjoy a “locavore lunch” provided by the Clark College Cuisine Management and Professional Baking and Pastry Arts programs.

The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be held at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 Mill Plain Blvd. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased, cash only, at the door. For more details about the event, please visit www.clark.edu/cc/foodsummit.

Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP) or visit the Penguin Union Building room 013.

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving more than 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Southwest Washington’s oldest public institution of higher education. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.

Information provided by Clark College communications.

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