Blessing the Hands that Feed Us
a talk and conversation about relational eating
with Vicki Robin, author, Your Money or Your Life
Friday, December 14, 2012
Reception 6:30 pm, Talk – 7:30 pm
Earth Portal Exhibit at the Seattle Center
Co-sponsored by the Whidbey GeoDome Project, YES Magazine, and the Happiness Initiative
What would it take for us to shift from anywhere eating to local eating? Resilient communities and resourceful people are transforming the way food is sourced, cooked and eaten so we can assure safe, fresh, fair, plentiful and nourishing food for all – however the political, energy and climate winds blow. This shift from industrial to relational eating, though, will rattle many structures: our preferences and habits, our disconnection from community, our social agreements about money and property and more. In her forthcoming book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us Vicki shares her adventures in hyper local eating and explores how “local food” can scale up to make a difference in the big question of “How do we feed 9 billion people”?
Vicki Robin’s book, Your Money or Your Life, was a NY Times bestseller in the 1990s and continues – 20-years later – to be a seminal book on frugality, simplicity and sustainable living. She is a sought after keynote speaker, workshop leader and guide, and is enthusiastic about this new focus on local food. Vicki is also part of Comedy Island, an improv and sketch comedy group on Whidbey Island where she lives with her cat and a lot of very cool friends.
This event included the Whidbey GeoDome show Earth Portal: A Guided Tour of the Universe and Our Place in It