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Speaker lineup:
November - Urban mushroom cultivation 
Ash Tree Farm 
Come hear from Vancouver's urban mushroom farmer after his first year selling at Farmers Markets across Clark County. 

December - 
What happens when you share your ideas over lunch.

PAST SPEAKER:
October - A Roadmap to Washington's Future 
Tim Trohimovich of Futurewise  
For more than 25 years, Futurewise has worked to prevent sprawl in order to protect our State’s resources and make our urban areas livable for and available to all. Tim is Co-Director of Planning and Law at Futurewise, and will update us on the Washington State Legislators effort to re-evaluate the Growth Management Act and (1) articulate a vision of a desired future for Washington, and (2) examine the planning framework that provides the path to reach that desired future. 

Tim will also provide feedback on the Clark County Councils recent vote to not support the Clark Conservation Districts funding request. Learn more about the role Conservation Districts play in farmland conservation and Growth Management, and give an update about the Western Washington's Growth Management Board's ruling, ordering Clark County assess their plans to conserve farmland.

September - CGI Orchard
WSDA Certified Organic Apple Orchard located within 5 miles of the Hazel Dell Commons! "Great Tasting Apples from Around the World" grown locally in SouthWest Washington.

August - Pacific Popsicle 
We are a zero waste popsicle stand serving up locally sourced artisan ice pops with healthy intentions. We Believe in supporting local economy, providing nutrient dense products with nothing artificial all while educating others about nutrition, sustainability and making change within the community by being involved and giving back.

July - Bobbi Bellomy and Barbara Nordstrom, WSU Master Gardeners and Hazel Dell School and Community Garden Co-coordinators on the Hazel Dell School and Community Garden, children's garden education: summer program for the Boys & Girls Club, and opportunities to grow food for the school's backpack program.

June - Thom McConathy of Oracle Delphiniums will talk about his nursery and the Flower equivalent of Slow food "The 50 mile Bouquet" and how the elements of tera and season relate to flowers just as they relate to all things. Thom is a member of the board of the Oregon Flower Growers association.

May - Evan Gregoire, owner of Portland Seedhouse and farm manager at Gather and Feast Farm. He will be speaking about creating regional seed hubs: How we grow biodiversity in our communities, how to start your own seed bank and help protect the ancestral seeds from the past and future.

April - Imperfect Produce - Food waste is out of control in the US. Learn how this innovative upstart is making huge inroads into diverting perfectly good food headed for the waste bin into the marketplace.

March - Jim Hunter with Hunters Greens. Jim is a pioneer in Clark County's CSA farm model, and lifetime agrarian activist. 

February - Relevant Coffee - Learn more about Relevant Coffee. The geniuses that started 'monday in your face' instagram campaign will talk about their path through the coffee world, and new avenues for them in sourcing their beans.

December - Great Western Malt - Find out about Great Western Malting's efforts to create to create a Clark County Grown malt. Learn more about the history of the company and their role in the craft brewing world. 

November - Greene Jungle Farm - Seeking to cultivate community through natural farming is Jim Greene's motto. Hear what brought him to the farm, what sustainable farming looks like in the hills of Ridgefield, and his plans for the future. 

October - Clark College Culinary Department - Hear about the first month of operation of the new Tod and Maxine McClaskey Institute. Whether you aspire to be an executive chef, a catering manager, a restaurant manager or open your own food-related small business, the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College will prepare you for a range of career opportunities. Our new facility gives you hands-on experience in a production kitchen, retail bakery, food kiosks and a full-service dining room.

September - Sprout & Blossom Farm - Hear about the first year of this top notch farm. How did they prep the soils, identify marketing channels? What has motivated them during the long days of not only farming, but launching a new business.

August - Gather and Feast Farm , speaking about their new farm and dinner venue in La Center, WA. Owner/operator Chef Mark Lopezhas decades of experience in the food industry, including his farm to table catering company The Crave Family Farm. Learn more about his new venture, how he's ended up there, and his philosophy.

July 5th - Pandora Milligan Cloud Nine Farm , speaking about raising goats and operatinga a micro-dairy in Ridgefield, WA.

June 7th - Denise Smee - Clark Conservation District - The Conservation Districts are the necessary connection between landowners and the agencies that provide technical and financial assistance as well as the necessary compliance programs that will solve our natural resource problems. 

May 3rd - Caleb Sturtevant, Botany Bay Farm - Learn more about their pasture raised meat operation and family farm. 
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