Creating a road map toward a stronger local food system for everyone...
Join us for the first annual food summit at the Wild Center, brought to you by the North Country Food Justice Working Group.
The Food Justice Working Group (FJWG) is a new coalition of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, community members, local businesses, farmers and farm workers, and government agencies who have come together to start the conversation about creating a more equitable food system in the North Country.
The group seeks to address our region's unique issues of accessibility, inclusivity, nutrition and justice from field to fork.
The FJWG is looking for additional partners, sponsors, and individuals who are interested in supporting the group’s work and participating in the summit. The FJWG wants input from all community members! Please contact us at email@example.com for more information and to get involved.
SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, March 1st, 2018. More details about the event coming soon.
9-10:30am Welcome and Keynote Address · Andrianna Nastoulas, ED of NOFA NY
Andrianna Natsoulas has been a social and environmental activist for over two decades. She has worked at several organizations, including Greenpeace, Food & Water Watch and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. She has coordinated with global food movements and has served on national and international boards and steering committees to protect fishing rights, fight trade agreements and build alliances. Andrianna wrote the book, Food Voices: Stories from the People Who Feed Us, which explores the movement towards food sovereignty across five countries. In August 2016, she joined the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) as their Executive Director. Andrianna lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
10:45-12:00pm Breakout Session 1
12:15-1:45pm Lunch · Catered by the Wild Center, featuring local ingredients
2-3:15pm Breakout Session 2
3:30-5pm Food Mapping Activity · Facilitated by Tatiana Abatemarco
Tatiana Abatemarco, PhD is a lecturer in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont. Abatemarco specializes in Environmental Humanities and Sustainable Food Systems.
5-6pm Closing Celebration · Wine & Cheese, featuring local offerings
FJWG Partners Include:
- Adirondack Farm to School Initiative
- Adirondack Foundation
- Essex Farm Institute
- Hamilton College Adirondack Program
- Wild Center
- Cornell University Cooperative Extension
- Adirondack Harvest
- Hub on the Hill
- FoodFeasible LLC
- Join Us!
2018 SPONSORS for FEED Back: Growing and Sharing the Abundance
ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION
ESSEX FARM INSTITUTE
HAMILTON COLLEGE ADIRONDACK PROGRAM
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