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Environmental Fair Sunday

From: Don R.
Sent on: Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:26 PM
(replies will go to organizer)

Sun. 3/21 ?11:15-12:30 TOWSON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
400 W. Chesapeake Ave. in Towson, 21204

TPC Earth Corps presents the 2nd annual

ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR

Stay for coffee hour (with expanded healthy food options) and browse the informational tables that will be set-up around Thompson Hall. Talk with presenters and pick-up materials from various groups involved with a variety of efforts. A special, separate activity for children not attending choir during that time will be provided so parents can attend the fair.

Groups and tables at the Environmental Fair :

Advocacy ? Bread for the World (Madeleine Mysko)
?Have Faith. End Hunger.? Be part of this collective Christian voice urging our nation?s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Write a letter to advocate for changes in policies and programs that allow hunger and poverty to persist.
Baltimore Presbytery Hunger Action (Judy Binkley)
Find out how our own Presbytery addresses hunger issues through ? direct food relief, development assistance, influencing public policy, lifestyle integrity, and education and interpretation.

Healthy Eating ? EarthSave (Don Robertson, Mark Rifkin)
Healthy People ? Healthy Planet. EarthSave leads a global movement of people from all walks of life who are taking concrete steps to promote healthy and life-sustaining food choices.
At this table learn how your food choices impact the earth?s health as well as your own, and get tips and information on practical ways to move towards an earth-friendly, and healthy Vegan diet.

Grow Your Own ? Grow It/Eat It (Natalie Hamilton, Ann Blouse)
A new Master Gardener initiative to help more Marylanders grow more food. A follow-up to the February workshop at TPC.
At this table learn how to start and maintain a successful food garden at home. 2 Master Gardeners will be here to answer your questions and share ideas from their years of experience.

TPC Intergenerational Garden (Carla Hackley)
Putting our faith into action, TPC is launching it?s very own food garden this Spring on the old Manse lawn.
At this table find out more about the mission, what?s being planned and sign-up to help with various aspects of this exciting project. Donations towards this project also gladly accepted here!

Buy Fresh/Buy Local ? Farmers Markets, CSAs
Buying locally sourced foods cuts down on carbon emissions from transportation, and supports area farmers.
At this table pick-up a list of area farmers markets and find out about community supported agriculture (CSA) at Cromwell Valley Park from Andrea Anderson and Jerry Schnick.

Fair Trade ?A TPC Mission Committee project (Mary McGibbon)
At this table you can purchase fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate, knowing a fair share of the profits will go directly to the farmers.

Food & Faith ?JHU Center for a Liveable Future (Angela Smith)
JHU-CLF partners with Baltimore area faith communities and religious organizations to promote a just, safe and trustworthy
Food system that allows us to produce what is needed now and for
future generations in a way that protects people, animals, air, land and water. Many helpful resources and handouts available.

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