I am posting this Kickstarter campaign for my friend Camas Davis of the Portland Meat Collective. Please read on to see how you can support meat education efforts around the country:
As you may know, the Portland Meat Collective is a one-of-a-kind meat school and culinary resource that has changed the way citizens of Portland, Oregon think about their food, their community, and their local economy. For each Portland Meat Collective class, local farmers sell whole animals to students who in turn learn from local butchers and chefs how to transform those whole animals into everything from pork chops to bacon. Students go home with a lot of good meat and a lot of very rare knowledge. Chefs and butchers have the opportunity to share their art. And farmers are able to sell their animals directly to consumers who truly appreciate their humane and sustainable farming practices. The result? A growing community of informed omnivores who are rethinking meat consumption and production in America.
1) Meat Collectives Across America represents a unique type of Kickstarter campaign. We’re not asking people to back a product. We’re asking them to back a movement that could change the way their community thinks about food.
2) Consumers are increasingly more informed (and concerned) about where their food comes from. The Meat Collective model offers consumers hands-on, direct education about how meat gets to their tables so that they can make informed decisions about the meat they choose to eat.
3) The Meat Collective model is a flexible model that could be adapted to many different communities, both urban and rural. As it is adapted to different locales, the meat education movement as a whole will gain strength in its diversity.
4) The Meat Collective model helps to build alternate, local economies of meat production and consumption in America.
Here is the Kickstarter link once again- http://kck.st/YTa3XQ