Network organizational description
The Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network (The Network) is a nonprofit organization that uses education, organizing and advocacy to advance sustainable food and farming programs and policies in Washington State.
How you can help rebuild our local food systems!
Federal Action: The Farm to School Act of 2015 (HR 1061)will:
- Improve the health and well-being of children;
- Strengthen children’s knowledge of food, agriculture, and nutrition;
- Increase market opportunities for farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food system entrepreneurs; and
- Support community and economic development in rural, urban, suburban and tribal areas.
PLEASE CALL CONGRESSMAN DAN NEWHOUSE AND ASK HIM TO CO-SPONSOR THE FARM TO SCHOOL ACT of 2015
(202) 225-5816 District of
(509) 713-7374 Richland
We are also soliciting business, farms, organizational endorsements now. Please lend your business and/or organization's name to show support for Farm to School.
State Action: There is still no agreement on the 2015-2017 state budget. Please check WSFFN's Bill Tracker for updates pending budget negotiation.
Our mission is to educate, organize and advocate for food and farming systems to become economically prosperous, ecologically sound and socially equitable.
Our vision is a vibrant food and farming culture across Washington State. We envision empowered networks of individuals, farms, organizations, businesses, and institutions dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices, a fair and prosperous farming sector and access to healthy food for all.
Network members include farmers, environmental organizations, farmers' markets, faith-based groups, the natural foods industry, farming organizations, community organizations, anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food co-ops, educators and individuals like you who are investing in a healthy future by supporting sustainable agriculture.
Through education, grassroots organizing and policy advocacy, The Network has become a leading voice for sustainable agriculture and a key catalyst for change in food and farming policies and practices in Washington State. Working together we seek to create a more sustainable agricultural system for Washington. We advocate for programs and policies that:
- Support and encourage family farms
- Promote local production and consumption of food and fiber
- Ensure good stewardship of the land
- Promote community economic, environmental and social well-being
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