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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
Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition's spring forum on improving local food access to low income populations
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 England, Cheshire HEAL, Monadnock Menus, and Healthy Monadnock.
is a regional coalition whose mission is to support a sustainable food system by cultivating community action and building collaborations to implement effective programs, projects and policies.
Our vision is a vibrant, safe and efficient local food system that enhances the health of our community, is profitable for farmers and producers, is accessible to all community members, conserves natural resources, and is sustained by strong leadership and commitment in the Monadnock Region.
I am a Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies, developing a framework for food empowerment in my research habitat, community gardens. I see my work as cultivating knowledge and nourishing community as well as building thriving food systems. To this work I bring an appreciation for our interconnected nature, and edges as creative spaces.