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Ventura Food Coop Presents Insectary Tour and Potluck

Rincon-Vitova Insectaries is hosting a tour, potluck and discussion about the Ventura Food Coop. They won the 2016 Regenerative Business Prize for helping farmers manage biologically and get off of toxic pesticides, while minimizing their ecological foot print. See more at . Tour that starts at 3 pm -- see their evolving food forest, solar heating system, solar electric system, solar ovens, grey water systems, composting, compost tea brewing, tree nursery, and beneficial insect production and learn about how their mission and ways of doing business reflect the Seven Principles of a Regenerative Business. 

Potluck Dinner at 5 - 6 pm -- Please bring a label with the food ingredients, such as veg, vegan, gluten free, sugar free. Solar and electric ovens available for warming items.

Discussion about the Food Coop 6 – 7 pm -- A new Food Coop in Ventura will have a culture shaped by its members. How will it benefit our community and not be just another business? How do we build community to support a Food Coop? How can businesses support a Food Coop that provides benefits to the community? 

Directions: From Hwy 33 North from Ventura, exit Shell Rd, make a series of lefts: left onto Shell Rd, left on Ventura Ave, left on Orchard Dr, left on driveway past hike and bike trail, in front of oil well. Park in lot near oil well and walk down drive to first building on left home of Ron & Jan. Contact: Ron Whitehurst, 805-746-5368