"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

MFCC invites you to "Farm to School: Classrooms to Cafeterias" - Thursday, February 6




Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition invites you to the winter forum: Farm to School: Classrooms to CafeteriasFebruary 6th at 4:00pm - 6:30pm Heberton Hall (next to Keene Public Library)RSVP here!Panelists: Sarah Lovitz & Richard Berkfeld, Monadnock Menus; Donna Reynolds, ConVal Food Service; Jenny Wichland, Surry Village Charter School; Eloise Clark, The Hooper Institute

Exhibitors: NH Farm Bureau, Early Sprouts, NH Farm to School, The Cornucopia Project, Stonewall Farm, Keene SC Sustainability, The Hooper Institute
Stations: Monadnock Menus, Surry Village Charter School, NH Healthy Eating Active Living, Keene State College Dietetic Internship Through presentations, takeaways, displays, and learning stations, we will learn how other communities successfully implemented farm to school food programs, make available innovative lessons for learning in the classroom, and identify next steps for our Education Working Group toward the completion of our goals:
Improve students' food literacy
Increase access to local food
Present engaging nutrition education
Promote healthier school meals
Share information, tools and resources
Build collaborations with local schools, service agencies, agricultural organizations and farmers We invite your input to guide the actions of our Education Working Group. OPEN TO EVERYONE, this network of people at the intersection of food systems and education are working to raise the awareness of the social, physical and economic impact of eating healthy, locally-produced food. In addition, we will provide an update from our Policy Working Group. Please bring your updates to share with the coalition. Find out how we can impact each others' work in a positive way!Networking light dinner will be provided. Bring your appetite!Questions? Contact: coordinator@MFCCoalition.org.