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The Rotary Meeting will be held in the May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
276 West Center Street  Marion, OH 43302

August 26, 2014

MARION’S EDIBLE FOREST—AND OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR FOOD

The speakers today will be Dan Stewart, the Assistant Director of Land Development and Information, Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission and Winnie Brewer, Food Services Supervisor for Marion City Schools.

Dan and Winnie are at the leading edge of the local food movement in Marion County.  How your food is grown and processed has a direct impact on local economic development, poverty, health—even downtown redevelopment.  Did you know there are 60 community gardens here in Marion?  What happens when California goes dry? 

How can local public property help fill the gap in fresh food access?  And what, exactly, is an edible forest?  Dan Stewart and Winnie Brewer will answer these and other questions surrounding the local food movement in Marion at today’s Marion Rotary meeting.

The invocation will be given by Matt Bayles, and David Tharp will greet you.

 

NOTE: Matt Bayles want to hold an Administration Committee/Sgt at Arms Meeting this week after the meeting.  Members are: Rob Howard, Terri DeTano, John Keggan, Ray Bloomfield, Brooks Brown, Jim Deer

 Click here for Invocation Prayer Ideas  

"Service Above Self”

REMEMBER THE FOUR-WAY TEST

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?