In order to bring you a presentation about a very exciting downtown program we will be deviating from our regular schedule a bit and have our meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21st, at 10a in the ODA office.
A fellow Main Street devotee and friend, Justin Van Kleeck, will be coming up from Harrisonburg to introduce an international program called Ignite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignite which may have considerable value to Orange.
Justin is a lifelong Virginia native, and currently the Assistant Manager at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market where he works with over 70 farmers and small business owners in the local foods economy. Justin received his PhD in English from the University of Virginia and previously served as an Editor at Rosetta Stone. He also has experience as a freelance writer on a variety of sustainability issues and worked as both a professor and tutor at the college level. He is often spotted around his community organizing vegan food and film events, teaching web and technology seminars for farmers, or giving presentations on a variety of topics. He and his wife also own Sunberry Baking Company, a vegan baking business based in Harrisonburg. He enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and getting outside with his wife whenever possible.
Please feel free to invite a friend. This program was the most well received and appreciated during the 2 day conference and we are privileged that Justin is providing the time to join us.
If you will respond with your intentions of coming we’ll be sure we have enough seating.
Hope to hear back from you immediately.