Marsh asserts, “Food is a uniting issue that can lead to successful modeling and implementation strategies for the Transition Towns Movement that crosses cultural divides. Getting to ‘yes’ and broad community support is more easily accomplished around food issues than many of the more contentious issues we face,” Marsh continues. “This makes local food self reliance an obvious starting point and focus with a high likelihood of common agreement and success for the Transition Towns Movement. The work before us is filled with opportunities, challenges, and the potential for great joy”, Marsh adds.
For more information about this event and Transition Asheville contact Debi Brewer at 423-737-5162 or Jeanie Martin at 828-296-0064.
Transition Asheville joins more than 2,000 other communities around the world involved in some stage of Transition. The vision of Transition Asheville is having vibrant, thriving and resilient local communities in Western North Carolina known for their skilled citizens, strong local economy, regional food system, and minimal dependence on fossil fuel.