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FEED Back: Cultivating Action

Join us for the second annual food summit at the Wild Center

brought to you by the North Country Food Justice Working Group and our Key Event Sponsors:

ADK ACTION // THE ADIRONDACK COUNCIL

THURSDAY, February 28th, 2019.  9am - 5pm

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

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CULTIVATING ACTION

Food justice is a strong, fair, inclusive, nutritious food system for everyone. The 2018 Food Justice Summit welcomed over 30 speakers, panelists, and presenters. There were over 160 participants, including community leaders, elected officials, teachers, organizations, businesses, farmers, and individuals who came together to ask the big question- What does food justice look like and and how do we create a strong food system together? The Summit began the process of identifying priority projects, working to strengthen existing initiatives, and aiding collaboration.

This year’s summit will build upon last year’s investigation of the North Country’s food system, emphasizing action toward our collective vision of a just and sovereign regional food system. The summit will include contributions that instruct advocates, activists, farmers, and consumers on creating long-lasting changes to the food system and reaching out across socioeconomic and cultural differences. Participants will take the widest possible definition of action including farming the land, food security efforts, political activism, community organizing, and education.

Breakout sessions will highlight the work of food justice advocates working locally and from outside the region. This year’s sessions will:

  • Teach concrete skills for public, private and cooperative advocacy.

  • Include actionable elements to create grassroots change.

  • Address racial and ethnic minorities in the food system.

  • Explore the role of policy and politics in food justice.

  • Engage and empower women.

  • Include workshops that train food justice activists.


2019 SUMMIT SCHEDULE

8-9am          Registration // Coffee and light breakfast
9-10:30am     Welcome and Keynote Address · Dr. Frances Westley

Frances Westley is a renowned scholar and consultant in the areas of social innovation, strategies for sustainable development, strategic change, visionary leadership and inter-organizational collaboration. Her most recent book, Getting to Maybe (Random House, 2006) focuses the dynamics of social innovation, and institutional entrepreneurship in complex adaptive systems. Experiments in Consilience (Island Press, 2004) focuses on the dynamics of inter-organizational and interdisciplinary collaboration in the management of ecological and conservation problems.

KEYNOTE SPONSOR:  Asgaard Farm & Dairy

10:45-12:15pm  Breakout Session 1
12:15-1:15pm      Lunch · Catered by the Wild Center, featuring local ingredients
1:30-2:45pm     Breakout Session 2
3:00-4:00pm     Discussion Groups

4:00-5:00pm     Closing Session

System Entrepreneurship Skills Inventory

Keynote Presentation by Dr. Frances Westley


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Food Justice Summit Sponsorship:  Would you like to sponsor the upcoming summit?  All sponsorships of $100 or more will be recognized in marketing materials.  $200 Event Sponsors and above will also be included on T-shirts and conference materials. Key Sponsor logos will be featured in all media communications and prominently mentioned on all marketing and conference materials.

Click the button below to purchase a sponsorship at any level. Please email info@craigardan.org with questions.

THANK YOU to our 2019 SPONSORS

Event Sponsors:

ADK ACTION

THE ADIRONDACK COUNCIL

Keynote Sponsor:

ASGAARD FARM

Summit Sponsors:

THE WILD CENTER

CRAIGARDAN

ESSEX FARM INSTITUTE

HAMILTON COLLEGE ADIRONDACK PROGRAM

CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

ADIRONDACK HARVEST

ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION

NORTH COUNTRY SCHOOL AND CAMP TREETOPS

ADIRONDACK FOUNDATION

BERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH

KEESEVILLE FARMACY

DR. DAVID BEGUIN

Lunch Sponsors:

MOONSTONE FARM

HUB ON THE HILL

KATE MOUNTAIN FARM

NORTH COUNTRY CREAMERY

Sponsorships make all of this possible! Our goal is to keep the registration fee as LOW as possible for maximum accessibility.


REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - PLEASE EMAIL INFO@CRAIGARDAN.ORG

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If you would like to attend but cannot purchase a ticket, a small number of sponsored tickets are available. Please email us at info@craigardan.org.

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The Food Justice Working Group (FJWG) is a 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.

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.

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