Anza Muenchow is the keynote speaker at South Whidbey Tilth’s annual membership meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. Muenchow presents an illustrated talk about her volunteer work in Kenya last September, where she worked with the Catholic Relief Services. She met small farmers and people participating in community garden projects, primarily in the Rift Valley. Anza traveled to many villages in western Kenya and wants to share her perspective on how small farmers face many of the same challenges we face here in Washington State. She will tell about some of their new challenges, too.
Muenchow co-manages her own farm, Maha, on South Whidbey and also works part-time for WSU Extension Island County in Coupeville and Oak Harbor.
The program is free and open to the public at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Annex in Grigware Hall, which is located at 18341 State Route 525 in Freeland. Visitors are invited to stay for a potluck, drawings for raffle prizes, and a short business meeting after the program. Bring a dish to share and your own eating utensils, if possible; hot beverages are available.