A Legacy of Action: Chronicle of the Local Food Movement

Food Tank, an international food think tank, hosts its inaugural Seattle Summit with the theme “Growing Food Policy,” at Seattle University on Sat., March 17. The event will include dozens of prominent local and national speakers, including current and former Tilth activists Anne Schwartz, Mark Musick, Sharon Lerman, and Nancy Tosta.

In preparation for the event, Mark Musick collaborated with Sylvia Kantor, Mary Embleton and Ellen Gray to draft “A Legacy of Action: King County Food Policy Milestones.” The document chronicles decades of efforts by individuals, organizations, and public agencies to strengthen local agriculture and ensure everyone has access to fresh, nutritious food.

Starting with the food co-op movement in the 1950s, the public initiative to save the Pike Place Market, and pioneering efforts to preserve farmland, the chronology tracks the year-by-year development of major food policy initiatives on local and state levels.

View the “Legacy of Action” timeline.

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