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FEED Back: Growing and Sharing the Abundance

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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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1st, 2018.  8am - 6pm

The Wild Center | 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY

Click the button below to register.  Registration is through the Wild Center, but all registration fees and sponsorships fund the event and food justice initiatives exclusively.  

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SUMMIT SCHEDULE:

8-9am            Registration and Coffee
9-10:30am     Welcome and Keynote Address · Andrianna Natsoulas, 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.

KEYNOTE SPONSOR:  The Adirondack Council

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

    Breakout Session Topics Include:

    • Fighting chronic Disease and Food Insecurity with a Local Diet
    • Farmshare Fund Workshop
    • Panel:  Land access for Young Farmers
    • Panel:  Farmer and Farm Worker Pay and Rights
    • How Communities Divert food waste and feed the food insecure
    • Ending Racism in the Food and Farming with Soul Fire Farm
    • Farm Bill 101
    • Panel:  Farm to Institution in the Adirondack and North Country Region
    • Migrant Farm Workers:  Food Sovereignty and Justice
    • Growing the Farm to Prison Movement in the North Country

     

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    THANK YOU to our 2018 SPONSORS for FEED Back

    THE WILD CENTER

    ADIRONDACK FOUNDATION

    ADIRONDACK HARVEST

    ADIRONDACK COUNCIL

    ADIRONDACK DIVERSITY INITIATIVE

    ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION (ANCA)

    ESSEX FARM INSTITUTE

    CRAIGARDAN

    CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

    HAMILTON COLLEGE ADIRONDACK PROGRAM

    HUB ON THE HILL

    FOODFEASIBLE LLC

    NYS POLLUTION PREVENTION INSTITUTE

    NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOL AND CAMP TREETOPS

    JOHN BROWN LIVES!

    NOFA-NY

    NCPR

    GREEN GOAT MAPS BY ADIRONDACK RESEARCH

    Food Justice Summit Sponsorship:  Would you like to sponsor the upcoming summit?  Sponsorships of $100 or more will be recognized in all marketing and conference materials.  Click the button above to purchase a sponsorship at any level.  Craigardan is one of the organizing institutions and manages sponsorships and accepts payments on behalf of the FJWG.  Please email info@craigardan.org with questions.


    What can you do to help?

    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 northcountryfjwg@gmail.com for more information and to get involved.

    Fill out our online survey and help us plan! 

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