Meetings related to food systems and/or community development.

Join Us for the 6th Meeting of the DC Food Policy Council!

We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday June 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm, at 441 4th Street NW, Old Council Chambers on the 1st floor. 




Come Early for Networking
Join us from 5:45-6pm for socializing and 'bring your own' snacks before the meeting's official business begins! Feel free to bring a bite to share with the group.

The DC Food Policy Council wants you to get involved, join us to continue the conversation about DC's food policy. We will hold our meeting on Tuesday June 6th from 6-8pm, at 441 4th Street NW, Old Council Chambers on the 1st floor. 



More info and register ->

Event Date 6/6/2017 5:45 pm ET
Event End Date 6/6/2017 8:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

The conference theme, Migrating Food Cultures: Engaging Pacific Perspectives on Food and Agriculture, calls us to reflect on and engage with the entirety of the Pacific region.



This event is an annual meeting and conference of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). It is hosted by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.


Visit the conference website here

Event Date 6/14/2017
Event End Date 6/17/2017
Individual Price Price varies



The summer meeting of the New York Nut Growers Association will be held at the Finger Lakes Nut Farm of Marvin Russell, 5287 Booth Hill Rd., Locke, NY 13092, on Saturday, August 26, from 8:30 to 3:00. The meeting is open to the public.



We'll hear talks about the NYNGA English Walnut Project; highlights of the NAFEX/NNGA fruit and nut conference in Georgia; a comparison of the two species of commercial chestnuts grown in the US; the use of Cilus Plus, a product that is based on a phosphate solubalizing bacterium that promotes plant growth; and the constituents of soil for nut growing. After a brief business meeting and lunch we will tour the chestnut and hazelnut plantings of Mr. Russell. 



Please bring a chair. The registration fee is $18.00 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and handouts. Please made checks payable to NYNGA and mail to Jim Darling, NYNGA Treasurer, 1300 Spring St. Ext, Groton, NY 13073-8711. For questions or concerns about the meeting, contact Jerry Henkin, NYNGA Vice Pres., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (914) 282 - 1371.



For more info and directions to the Finger Lakes Nut Farm, see our web site www,



Event Date 8/26/2017 8:30 am ET
Event End Date 8/26/2017 3:00 am ET
Individual Price $18.00
Location: Natural History Preserve, 2515 Tower Mountain Road, Stamford, NY 12167
The fall meeting of the NY Nut Growers Association will take place in Stamford, NY, on Saturday, October 28.  We will take a tour of the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve in the morning.  The tour will be led by Dr. Michael Kudish, Dave Turan, the Executive Director, and Karl Von Berg, a forester with the Watershed Ag Council,.  They will talk about this beautiful natural preserve in Delaware County, and about proper thinning around nut trees to help them stay healthy and grow faster.
In the afternoon we’ll have talks on a Web Soil Survey to determine the suitability of planting nut and fruit trees; the nutritional and health value of nuts; on-going NYNGA projects; a preview of the Watershed Ag Council’s new website, “My Woodlot”; and post-harvest procedures for nuts. We'll also have a sample tasting and discussion of this season's nut crops.
For details and registration information, see
Event Date 10/28/2017 9:30 am ET
Individual Price $12.00
Location: Groundswell Center, 225 South Fulton Street, Ithaca NY
Farming for Justice is a new monthly meeting for farmers, food producers, and land workers interested in digging into the intersection of food, agriculture and social justice in the Finger Lakes region. What role do we see ourselves playing in racial/economic justice work? What are the barriers we face and how can we support each other to step further into action? Through dialogue, education and action planning, we'll begin to explore the answers.
Coming up
Building Permanent Raised Beds: Nov 18, 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farm Business Planning Course: 8 Weeks Jan - Mar 2018, Dates TBA
Event Date 11/15/2017 5:30 pm ET
Event End Date 11/15/2017 7:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free