CommunityFood: Investing in the Future

 

 

Good food is fuel for our bodies…but a growing number of community organizations use food to truly empower the next generation. These organizations know that investing in and preparing a new, diverse generation of farmers, food entrepreneurs and advocates is critical to ensuring that everyone in every community has access to healthy, culturally appropriate, locally-grown and sustainably-produced food.

 

 

Investing in the Future” via young farmer training, farm to school programs, and other approaches to youth development through food systems is one of eight promising trends identified in “From the Ground Up: Inspiring Community-based Food Systems Innovations,” a publication commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and produced by the Wallace Center that highlights key themes and strategies that community food organizations are using to effect change. (see http://community.wkkf.org)

 

 

This “Investing in the Future” webinar, the second of a four-part #CommunityFood series based on the findings of the report, will feature two organizations doing extraordinary work with youth. We’ll speak with MA’O Organic Farms in Hawai’i about how their Youth Leadership Training program is shaping students’ livelihoods and restoring connections with the land, their culture, and their community. You’ll also hear from Grow Dat Youth Farm in Louisiana about their Advanced Leadership Program that supports youth as they transform their communities, their environments, and themselves. Join us on October 12 as we dig into the nuts and bolts of how these organizations are teaching and inspiring the people they work with, uncover the best practices and lessons learned along the way, and share helpful resources.

 


As always, there will be significant time for Q&A and discussion.

 

 


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Event Date 10/12/2017 3:30 PM GMT
Individual Price Free
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