The Table is back! On Saturday, September 11, from 4 to 8 PM,a downtown Olympia street will once again host a giant picnic table for hundreds of your closest family, friends, and neighbors.
Last year, over 500 people attended the first Table. This year, Fifth Avenue between Washington Street and Franklin Street will be closed to traffic and open for a potluck served family-style.
If you love food and are interested taking action to help create a sustainable and just local food system, please join us for this event at the Evergreen State College Longhouse.
Whether you are interested in sharing your experiences with growing, eating or selling food, are curious about local farms and restaurants, or are looking for resources for affordable, healthy food-- everyone is welcome to take part in this groundbreaking forum on the way Olympia eats. Delegates representing a diversity of local groups will lead us in a public dialogue about working together to create the food system we want for our community.
The evening will begin with a panel of community members that have been locally active in working towards sustainable and just food in Olympia, including TJ Johnson from Sustainable South Sound, Ann Vanderman from Left Foot Organics, Lisa Owen from the Mark and others. This will be followed by a tabling break-out using the World Cafe conversation model, in which attendees will get a chance to rotate between groups representing different parts of the food system to ask questions and establish connections between groups. The forum will culminate in a large group discussion to form connections and plan for future action. Talk with your mouth full, leave with an ear full, don't miss the chance to share your voice and get involved.
The event is free, with on-site childcare provided for all participants. The event will take place at the Evergreen Longhouse, to the left of the library coming from the main parking lots.
Sponsored by the Green Party of South Puget Sound
Join us for a Saturday feed at MXX96, corner of State and Washington. If you don’t want to prepare food, come with $7 and buy ours. If you don’t want to pay for your food, prepare some to bring and share. Either way there will be good food for all.
Come ready for good conversations with like-minded people: this notification is going out to GrowthTalk, OMJP, the Green Party and other progressive groups. We will have conversation starters on the tables.
Please RSVP to 352-0779 if you will be buying. RSVP’s are accepted until midnight Friday, January 22. None accepted Saturday.
Please join us.
From Bread & Roses:
You are invited to join us for our weekly Friday night potluck dinners. We will begin hosting the dinners on Friday, August 7th (7:00 PM). Our address is 1320 8th Ave SE, Olympia 98501
Here’s the deal with the dinners: We invite our friends, family, neighbors, and supporters. Our guests at the Women’s Guesthouse invite their friends and family. We put on some music (think Woody Guthrie or Utah Phillips), lay out the food, eat, laugh, and chase the children around the house. It’s a really good time.
The Friday dinners are also the best way to get to know our community. Interested in volunteering? Come to dinner and you’ll get plugged in. Want to know who your contributions support and how? Come meet them and share a meal together!
To learn more about our dinners, and why we host them, please see our “Community Meals” page on this website.
Friday May 2, 6:30pm at St.John's Episcopal, Capitol Way and 20th.
Join our potluck dinner with the Santo Tomas community delegation and hear perspectives on Olympia's sister city, Santo Tomas, Nicaragua. Great family event! For more info contact Jean 360-943-8642. Sponsored by the Thurston/Santo Tomas sister county association.