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The Wolf Pack Community Howl is a deliberative conversation that promotes civil and productive dialogue that moves us toward understanding shared values and identifying potential common ground. This is not a debate. Rather, it is a facilitated process that allows us to consider options together, explore our concerns, and decide what is important to our community.
The topic of the community howl is Land of Plenty: How Should we Ensure that People Have the Food They Need?
All of us affect, and are affected by, the food system: students who grow and eat carrots and tomatoes from their school garden; farm owners who maintain patches of natural habitat for bees; immigrants who hand-pick our apples, grapes, and oranges; public employees who design food-nutrition labels and monitor food safety; restaurant workers who take our orders and serve our meals; food reporters who write about ethnic cuisine; local groups of gleaners who keep edible food out of the dumpster and put it to good use; food pantries that teach teenagers to garden on vacant lots; parents who work to stretch their food budgets to the next payday; policymakers who determine agricultural subsidies; community members who advocate for policies to ensure that all of us have the food we need.