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"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

"On the Farm" follow-up

Antioch has published this great write-up about the recent "On the Farm" event. It was an honor to be part of this gathering and to facilitate the Equity & Sustainable Communities conversation. The article does a great job of summarizing both our community strengths and key barriers, and I am definitely looking forward to seeing the themes that emerged from these conversations develop into action in our region.

April 6: webinar on leadership development focused on incubator farms and community food projects

NIFTI/CFP Leadership Development Webinar
Wednesday, April 6 at 1 pm EST
Register here - If it asks for a meeting number, enter 737 302 927

Join us for a webinar on leadership development focused on incubator farms and community food projects. Our presenters will talk about the theoretical underpinnings of developing strong leaders within your organization and community, as well as share an example of a successful program.

Presenters
Robbie Hertneky, PhD Chair and Associate Professor, Antioch University New England. Robbie brings her interests in mindfulness, leadership development, and personal and professional leadership identity to her role as Chair of the Department of Management and Associate Professor in the MBA in Sustainability Program. Her doctoral studies, teaching, and scholarship are in the field of leadership and change; in her teaching she focuses on the application of theory to practice.

Kelly Owensby, Director, Transplanting Traditions Community FarmTransplanting Tradition&…

Free webinars on mushroom ecology & cultivation

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Interesting! From the Radical Mycology website: On April 14 and 28, join mycophiles around the world for a unique series of free webinars with Peter McCoy, author of Radical Mycology, one of the most comprehensive books on fungi ever written.

Covering a wide range of information on the ecology, cultural importance, and appropriate applications of cultivating mushrooms and other fungi, these talks will be live streamed with the ability for audience members to chat with Peter and even win free book copies!

For more details, including info on how to register, visit http://bit.ly/radmycowebinars.

Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition's spring forum on improving local food access to low income populations

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Local Food,  Healthy Communities The Monadnock Farm and
Community Coalition
invites you to our Spring forum:
"Improving
Local Food Access to Low Income Populations"  Tuesday, April 26, 2016
9:30am - 11:30am
Heberton Hall
(next to Keene Public Library)

CHILDCARE PROVIDED
LUNCH SERVED 

 At our Spring Forum, we will deepen the dialogue and working relationships between the social services sector and the local food movement, identify barriers to healthy local food, and highlight work that is already increasing the availability of locally grown food for individuals and institutions.

We will begin our conversation with an overview of what we know: health and local food are connected; access, affordability and equity in our local food system impact health outcomes for all of us, especially our
poor communities.  
Organized by the MFCC Education Working Group (EWG).

EWG member organizations:
The Community Kitchen, Keene Housing, KSC Dietetic Internship, Community Garden Connection/Antioch Univ. New…

MFCC event (TONIGHT) and New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Webinar

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Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition's early SPRING forum:

MONADNOCK FARMER WORKSHOPS & POTLUCK DINNER
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
4:30pm - 7pm
Alyson's Orchard
Walpole, NH

Learn a little and have a GREAT NIGHT OUT before the ground thaws!

AGENDA:

4:30pm Workshops
Marketing Your Farm Business
Chris & Caitlin Caserta, Walpole Valley Farm; Beth Hodge, Echo Farm Puddings
Estate Planning: Caring for the Future of Your Farm
Elizabeth Bayne, Yankee Farm Credit
Infrastructure Needs Planning for our Region
Denise Meadows and Julie Davenson, MFCC board members

5:20pm Reception
Featuring Mooselick Beers and Walpole Mtn. View Wines
Cash Bar

6pm Farmer Appreciation Night dinner - potluck

Children welcome!
Please bring a dish to share!
Connect with friends!

PLEASE REGISTER!




NIFTI/CFP Leadership Development Webinar
Wednesday, April 6 at 1 pm EST
Register here

Join us for a webinar on leadership development focused on incubator farms and community food projects. Our pre…