Law Bites: Legal Clinic & Workshop for Urban Ag in Sac 6/23

Are you currently practicing urban agriculture in the city of Sacramento, or would like more information about how to do it?

In an effort to help implement the recently passed Sacramento City Urban Agriculture ordinance, the Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition is hosting a legal clinic for people currently practicing urban agriculture or would like more information about how to do it!

Law Bites: Legal Clinic and Workshop for Urban Agriculture in Sacramento

When: Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Colonial Heights Branch Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820 
There will be lawyers on hand to answer questions people have on the following areas related to urban agriculture:
Employment law: How do I hire someone to help? Do I have to pay interns? What’s an I-9?
Tax and Government Benefit Impact: Do I need to pay charge sales tax to sell produce? Am I going to lose my SSI if I make money selling food?
Choosing how you form: Do I have to form a business? What are the advantages? How can I be a nonprofit?
● A workshop to talk about the urban agriculture ordinance passed by the City. What did it change? What do you need to do to take advantage of it?

Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here register here while there are still seats available.

Guests are encouraged to bring dinner for themselves, or something to share, potluck-style.

Childcare is available, courtesy of Building Healthy Communities (BHC).

Sponsors: California Endowment BHC, Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition, Oak Park Sol, The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), Legal Services of Northern California, the Law Office of Cameron Rhudy, and Alchemist CDC

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SACOG to present at ECOS TAQCC cmte mtg 6/4

Join the ECOS Transportation, Air Quality & Climate Change (TAQCC) committee for its regular monthly meeting, featuring a special presentation on the 2016 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategy (MTP/SCS) by Kacey Lizon, MTP/SCS Project Manager of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)! A question & answer session will immediately follow the presentation.

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015 6pm
Where: Mogavero Notestine Associates, 2012 K St, Sacramento, 95811

ECOS supports policies aimed towards reducing automobile Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and promoting alternatives such as biking and walking.

2015 5 May 27 TAQCC flier for SACOG presentation abbreviated version

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Attend May 21, 26, or 27 Webinar: Protecting Schoolchildren from Hazardous Agricultural Pesticides

Attend May 21, 26, or 27 Webinar: Protecting Schoolchildren from Hazardous Agricultural Pesticides

California schoolchildren face potential health risks from nearby applications of the most hazardous agricultural pesticides on the market – including those that can cause cancer, permanent brain damage, and developmental and reproductive issues.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is developing standard statewide protections to better protect all California schoolchildren from these hazardous agricultural pesticides and is currently seeking input from the public on what additional measures to adopt.

To learn more about this issue and how you can weigh in to ensure DPR adopts the strongest protections possible, please join the Californians for Pesticide Reform coalition for one of our three upcoming webinars:

Webinar #1:   Thursday, May 21, 12-1pm – ENGLISH. (Led by local Sacramentan Paul Towers of the Pesticide Action Network)

Webinar #2:   Tuesday, May 26, 7-8pm – ENGLISH.

Webinar #3:   Wednesday, May 27, 6-7pm – SPANISH.

And please share this invite widely with your networks!

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