Wednesday, June 7, 1:00pm
Food councils have hosted candidates forums with key policy makers to raise awareness of food and farm issues. Join members of the Community Food Strategies team as we walk you through our Candidates Forum Toolkit that explains how to successfully organize a candidates forum. In 19 minutes we will provide you with tools and information to help you to organize your very own farm- and food-themed candidates forum in your community.
Wednesday, April 12, 10:00am
Friday, February 24, 12:00-1:00pm
NC Food Policy Update
Tuesday, January 31st, 11am
Good Food Purchasing Program Webinar
Please join the Center for Good Food Purchasing and Community Food Strategies for an introductory webinar to the Good Food Purchasing Program. Join us and learn more about how this program is creating values-based food supply chains for public institutions.
The webinar will be provided by Christina Spach, National GFPP Campaign Coordinator with the Food Chain Workers Alliance. Jared Cates, with Community Food Strategies, will also join to share advocacy and planning support available for food councils in NC who want to work towards the establishment of Good Food Purchasing Programs in their communities.
HOW TO JOIN
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Monday, November 21st
Clear Impact – Priority Setting & Evaluation Training
- 9:30am-4:00pm, Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC
- Free, travel stipends available to those traveling 35+miles one way.
- Register here
Learn excellent tools for strategic visioning, action planning, program evaluation, and community facilitation. Extension agents involved in food councils, with a small team of community partners, will be trained in the Results Based Accountability framework to enhance program delivery through skill building in facilitation processes that are asset based, community focused, drive group decision-making, identify measurable impacts, and support a shared understanding of end goals. This project directly addresses the need for developing facilitation and management skills within food councils and offers Extension Agents and their community partners new skills that are useful in many projects and settings.
Sunday, November 6th
- Nov 6, 10:45 – 12:15pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
Saturday, November 5th
Planning and Preservation: Influencing Food and Farmland in Your Community
- Nov 5, 10-12:30pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
The ways that we plan now for development, growth and land-use will greatly affect how future generations will live and interact with the world around them. By taking into consideration preservation of farmland and green space, healthy food accessibility for all residents, green infrastructure, conservation of natural resources, walkability, etc, counties and municipalities are planning for a healthier future. Join this panel of experts on land-use, conservation, food systems and planning as they talk about ways that you – as an individual and as communities – can do to influence the future of food and farmland through conservation and planning. Full description.
Cultivating the Community Voice in Food Systems Change: An Update on Food Councils in the Carolinas
- Nov 5, 2-3:30pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
Friday, November 4th
- Nov 4, 9am-1pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
- $35 – $45, lunch included
This ½ day workshop is intended for people who are interested in developing a shared understanding, analysis and language as a critical step in creating a more racially equitable food system. This introductory racial equity workshop will create opportunities for participants to 1) develop a shared understanding of how structural racism has impacted our food system 2) develop a shared analysis of systemic disparity and 3) explore strategies that create more equitable food systems opportunities for all people.
The facilitation team will offer tools that will assist in developing a historical context and understanding of how structural racism impacts our food system. We will cover tools to work collectively with communities most affected by disparities to increase food systems access for all people. Attendees will leave with increased awareness of race equity as a useful lens, awareness of some frameworks that can be used to consider race equity, information on some reasons why a community organization, like a food council, would plan to engage in a more full racial equity training together, and information on opportunities to access future training.