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Connecting Communities and the Supply Chain

Touring a food processing facility, mapping supply chain assets, developing regional priorities, and building cross-county relationships were all part of this Northeast NC gathering.

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Building Capacity in the Triangle

Nearly 50 people took part in story-telling practice, regional visioning, economic development tools, and a brief history of agriculture in Orange County at the Triangle Gathering.

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Strengthening Triad regional partnerships

Economic development and collaboration within a regional context were the focus for nearly 60 people who attended a Triad Gathering to build relationships across counties and sectors.

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Triangle Regional Food Council Gathering

You’re invited to the Triangle Regional Food Network Gathering on May 10th. Dinner will be provided. This event will be a mixture of story-telling, information sharing, networking, and regional goal-setting for local farm and food initiatives.  Attending this event will be…

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Triad Food Network Gathering

We would like to invite all food council members and local food advocates to attend a free Regional Food Network Gathering for the Triad region on Monday, May 2nd. This event will include program sharing, networking, and regional visioning for local farm and food initiatives…

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Charlotte Area Regional Gathering

The Charlotte Area Regional Food Council gathering began with sharing good food and good company, a regular priority for Cabarrus County Farm and Food Council meetings.  They co-hosted this regional event with Community Food Strategies (CFS) and the Local Food…

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Feast Down East: Partnering with Local Government

Attendees learned how to strengthen community involvement, explored council structures, learned how to engage with local governments from keynote speaker, Dr. Samina Raja, and began developing regional priorities at this year’s Feast Down East conference.

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WNC Foodshed Summit – Deepening Partnership

Nearly 100 gathered to spend the day collectively building a regional identity and regional priorities for food and farm initiatives with the recent release of the Appalachian Foodshed Project WNC Community Food Insecurity Assessment.

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Network Weaving in Davidson County

by Jared Cates, Community Mobilizer at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Grace and Cary Kanoy have been making themselves known in their community in Thomasville, NC. They’ve joined many local boards, they’re leading an effort to develop a food council,…

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Engage Communities with Councils: Q&A

Editor’s Note: On April 17, 2014 a webinar was held by UNC School of Government, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the NC Community Transformation Grant on food councils. This post is the second in a series over…

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