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2017 RootSkills Conference

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund's 2017 RootSkills Conference is coming up on November 30 - December 2 in Manchester, NH. I will be presenting "Care and Feeding of Educational Community Gardening Projects" with Leora Mallach of Beantown Jewish Gardens and Tori Dahl of Antioch University New England's Community Garden Connections.

Program description: Community gardening is a practice that takes place in many different settings and for many different reasons. Garden education can contribute to larger goals around wellness, sustainability, climate change, food justice, spirituality, connection to the land, and many other issues. Sometimes the balance between education and production can be a real challenge! Networks of gardens and gardeners present unique opportunities for learning and growth. Learn about two kinds of educational community garden projects in an interactive format that allows for exchange
of resources, creativity, and support.

Learning goals f…

2017 Feast on This! Film Festival

Sharing from the Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition:Join the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalitionand the Monadnock Food Coop for the  2017 Feast on This! Film Festival featuring films screened at the Los Angeles
Food & Film Festival + featuring Real Food Media's  POPUP Film Festival FILM SCHEDULE

Cultivating Community photovoice project

Cultivating Community: Portraying work in local food system issues as experienced by people in the Monadnock RegionJess Gerrior, MS - Antioch University New England Project Description:This project involves people in the Monadnock Region who are engaged in work around local food system issues. Whether farming, gardening, educating, purchasing, or advocating for a more just, vibrant, and sustainable food system, there are many ways people experience this work. "Cultivating Community" is a doctoral service learning project focused on what their work entails, what it takes to do it, why they are involved, and what it means.

"Cultivating Community" events are informal gatherings for people engaged or interested in work around local food system issues. Participants are invited to share and discuss their perspectives. My role in the project is to facilitate the creation of a realistic portrayal of participants' work, which will be a new, shared resource: a mobile dis…