Led by Mark Arvidson (Army, Retired—Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness), this team is focused on food, water, and sanitation. The team also includes Heather Burger (Friends of the Farms), Maria Metzler (Helpline House), Christian Berg (COBI Water Resources Technician), Becca Hanson (Designer Extraordinaire of Zoos, aquariums, and more), Morgan Houk (Friends of the Farms), Jen Prodzinski (Islandwood), and Larry Lofgren (attorney).
Food: this team focuses on creating a collaborative community-wide network to grow on the island the maximum amount of food possible, preserving and sharing it in good times and emergency times. Think farms + food bank = food security.
To learn more about our joint venture with Friends of the Farms, visit the Bainbridge Food Forest page.
And please join our Victory Gardens 2020! campaign today!
Food is also a key component of shelter-in-place kits needed by everyone who lives in an earthquake zone. Sometimes buying a readymade shelter-in-place kit is easier and faster than building your own. We have a partnership with Cascadia Quake Kits which donates 5% of your purchase back to Bainbridge Prepares to further our community work.
Water/Sanitation: this team is also creating and encouraging the implementation of best practices for potable water storage and sanitation throughout the island with both residents and organizations. As you might expect, water storage is included in the shelter-in-place kits from Cascadia Quake Kits.