You've heard word around town about the development of a co-op in the area. This Saturday, April 16th, at 10:00am @ the Sylvan Way Library will be your opportunity to hear all about it!

So, what is Books to Action?

Books to Action is a book group where we learn about our community! We read books about issues of concern, come together to discuss the book, and bring in experts from local nonprofit organizations who talk about how we are affected by the issue and how we can help. This month we take on cooperative gardening.

We read

We are reading and discussing “Farm City: the education of an urban farmer” by Novella Carpenter.  In this inspiring memoir the author tells her story of how she turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm.

We invite

The group will be joined by Kristina Kruzan with the Kitsap Community Food Co-op and Linda Scibilia with Kitsap Fresh. They'll update us on the progress of the co-op, discuss how cooperative farming works, and share stories of how we all can turn our yards into mini farms. Join us to find out exactly what a co-op is and how choosing local impacts Kitsap County's economy.

We create action

Another aspect to Books to Action is connecting potential volunteers with nonprofit organizations, and these two organizations are always on the lookout for great volunteers willing to help spread the word about the co-op by distributing posters and brochures, as well as attending meetings and community events.

Whether you have read the book or not, you are welcome to come and join in the discussion. Books to Action pulls the community together and fosters collaboration. I hope to see you there!!

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