Volunteers Needed!!

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Thursday, April 12, 2012 0 comments
Heifer Sacramento will have a booth at Soil Born Farms annual A Day on the Farm event (May 20th, 2012). We are looking for volunteers to share Heifer International's mission to end hunger and poverty in our world! Contact Pat for more information or to sign-up!
email:  psayerhandley@yahoo.com
phone number: 916.216.3235


A Day on the Farm
May 20, 2012
10am – 4pm
At the American River Ranch
2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA
 

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Heifer Events in Chico!

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 0 comments
April 17-30:  Student Art Show
    Fundraiser for Heifer at Beatniks Coffee House, 1387 E. 8th Street at Hwy. 99, Chico.
    Closing reception on April 30, 3-4pm.  Small acrylic art of animals, $20 each.
 
April 28:  Heifer Presentation
     1-3 pm Heifer presentation with DVDs at private home in Chico.
     Call Suellen at 530-897-0226 for address.
 
May 5:  Heifer Display at Endangered Species Faire
    10am-4pm, Heifer display at Endangered Species Faire, Cedar Grove, Lower Bidwell Park
     off of E. 8th St. Volunteers  
  
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Local Food and The Farm Bill

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 0 comments
The Farm Bills that have been enacted over the years have primarily supported large-scale and industrial-scale commodity farms.  Only meager public resources have been invested to support small- and mid-sized family farms and dynamic local food economies.

Work is underway to formulate the 2012 Farm Bill. A package of policy reforms outlined in the Local Farms, Food and Jobs bill was recently introduced by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and is co-sponsored by 63 representatives in the House and 9 in the Senate and endorsed by over 130 groups concerned with strong and diverse local food systems.

http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2012/01/local-food-and-the-farm-bill-small-investments-big-returns/ has a good explanation of this legislation, which as we read it, lines up well with the two domestic projects set underway by Heifer USA.

A word in support of it to our congresspeople would be positive!
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Notes from Monday March 5th Volunteer Meeting

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 0 comments

 I. Busy spring season: Earth Day events

Planning is underway for the spring events this year! Check the calender for events we will be at and when we need volunteers!

II.   Report on Davis Farmers Market from Susan Rumberg

We officially are part of the Davis Farmers Market and had our first monthly table on February 18th. (We will have a table on the third Saturday of each month.)  
It was a good first time out for us with 16 people dropping by the table and one speaker's request generated.

Volunteers have signed up to staff our table on March 17th and April 21st. If you are able to volunteer for either shift on May 19th (7:00 - 10:-15 or
10:15 - 1:15) or other dates, please sign up on the Google Docs market calendar: 
http://goo.gl/A2Eul.  We need two volunteers per shift.  Volunteers are also asked to
read the "Davis Farmers Market:  General Procedures" document on Google Docs: DavisFarmersMarket_Procedures.doc.

During the week prior to each market when Heifer will have a table, Susan Rumberg will send a reminder to all volunteers scheduled for the two shifts.

Please contact Susan Rumberg (
susanrumberg1@earthlink.net) if you have any questions about the Farmers Market.  Many thanks!


III. Out-of-the-ordinary events

Next meeting we’ll hear about how it went when Sue Bennett did an event at UCDavis on March 8th. It was actually a career "speed-dating" event for freshmen to interest them in career paths as they plan their college careers. Sue had some good input from Eliza re slanting materials and how to structure the 10-minute Q & A sessions.

Laurie Heller’s application has been accepted to go to the Heifer U for College and University Faculty and staff conference in late May. She’s interested because it would help her develop a targeted presentation for college youth.


IV.  Other groups’ events

Heifer Sonoma is doing a “Spring Into Action” event on Saturday March 24. The venue is unique: Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Drive / Hwy 121 – check it out at www.cornerstonesonoma.com   Any of us are invited to take part and perhaps get ideas for our own spring event next year.

The Concord United Methodist Church is holding a Bike-a-thon in support of Heifer during the weekend of May 5/6 – right on our very own American River bike trail. Cheryl will contact the organizers about it.

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Heifer in Sacramento is a grassroots volunteer group in Northern California, with a common goal of fulfilling Heifer International's basic mission - "To end hunger and save the earth by passing on the gift to others." We are an extension of Heifer International and together we are improving our world and the lives of resource-poor families while building the foundation for a peaceful world in practical, down-to-earth ways.