Webinars, NAFSN management meetings, and other events offered by NAFSN.
Monthly NAFSN Leadership Circle meeting
|Event Date||9/11/2020 12:00 pm ET|
|Event End Date||9/11/2020 1:30 pm ET|
Join NAFSN for our first webinar in the Food Supply Chain Innovators series.
DECEMBER 10, 2020, 1PM EST
Featuring: CARLA NORWOOD of WORKING LANDSCAPES
MEET THE INNOVATOR:
Carla Norwood, PhD, will share details of the ways in which Working Landscapes advances economic development, environmental resilience, and improved nutrition in the rural communities of Warren County, NC. Most of her work focuses on building stronger linkages between rural communities and nearby urban areas. Working Landscapes is a regional leader in aligning stakeholders and decision makers across the food supply chain to achieve health, economic and social equity goals. This multi-media webinar will provide ample opportunity for interactive learning from a boots-on-the-ground practitioner.
MEET NAFSN’S WEBINAR SERIES PRODUCER:
Laura Lauffler is the Extension Associate & Project Director for EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems at North Carolina State University & the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. As Co-Chair of the NAFSN Productions Circle 2020-2021, Laura is committed to amplifying the voices of community-based, food chain innovators who are improving economic and social equity in rural communities.
The recording of this webinar is viewable for free.
|Event Date||12/10/2020 1:00 pm ET|
|Event End Date||12/10/2020 2:00 pm ET|
Welcome to Radical Re-Imagination.
Join The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) and its summit planning team in celebrating 16 years of leveraging collective power to policy. The summit will equip attendees with meaningful knowledge, relationships, and conversations to envision our food future together. Each day will highlight ways to ground policy in community action and engage participants in radically re-imagining Chicago’s foodscape.
You will be able to connect with food workers, farmers, vendors, and local leaders. Together we will discuss food policy and other critical issues involving climate change, labor, food access and urban farming. We will also dive into food production in Chicago, Cook County, and across the state of Illinois. The Summit will consist of virtual workshops, passionate speakers, a marketplace of resources, and more!
EVOLUTION FROM POLICY TO JUSTICE
CFPAC as an organization advocates for policies that promote food justice and sovereignty. Rather than placing the focus on our methods of getting to a more equitable food system, we feel we should emphasize our desired outcome: food justice and sovereignty for the Chicago region. While changes like this may seem inconsequential, CFPAC believes the intentional language sets the stage for broader conversations to fully address the systemic problems we seek to uproot.
Learn more about Chicago Food Policy Action Council's work and how you can support here.
|Event Date||2/25/2021 11:30 am ET|
|Event End Date||2/26/2021 4:30 pm ET|
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATORS A WEBINAR SERIES HOSTED BY THE NORTH AMERICAN FOOD SYSTEMS NETWORK
Webinar #2 FEBRUARY 25, 2021, 1PM-2PM EST
FREE SIGN UP HERE
Featuring JOSHUA STOLL of the LOCAL CATCH NETWORK
Meet the Innovator
Joshua Stoll is a co-founder of the Local Catch Network (LCN). Local Catch Network is LCN a community of practice, that is made up of fishermen, organizers, researchers, and consumers throughout North America who are providing local, healthful, low-impact seafood via community-supported fisheries and direct-marketing arrangements.
Since 2011, Josh has worked closely with LCN members and partners to elevate small and community-based fisheries. LCN has 200+ members committed to a shared core of values and striving to elevate local and regional seafood systems.
This multimedia webinar will provide ample opportunity for interactive learning from Joshua as an accomplished practitioner/researcher.
Meet NAFSN’s Webinar Series Producer
Laura Lauffer is the Extension associate & project director for EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems at North Carolina State University & the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. As co-chair of the NAFSN Productions Circle for 2020-2021, Laura is committed to amplifying the voices of community-based food chain innovators who are improving economic and social equity in rural communities.
This event is hosted by NAFSN through its Voices from the Grassroots Webinar Series.
|Event Date||2/25/2021 1:00 pm ET|
About this Event
Saturday, FEBRUARY 27th
Farms to Grow, Inc. presents
A Virtual Screening: RHYTHMS of The LAND Trailer
A Documentary Film Project by Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Gail P. Myers
RELEASE DATE: October 2021
AFRICA CAME TO AMERICA
Rhythms of the Land is a documentary spotlighting Black farmers, their struggles and survival against overwhelming odds. In 1920, there were 920,000 black farmers in the United States, although many of those were sharecroppers and tenant farmers. Today there are roughly 33,570 black land owners.
In the Summer of 2012, Dr. Myers, drove 10,000 miles in four weeks to cover 10 southern states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida) interviewing over 30 Black sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and 3rd to 5th generation farmers.
Each interview represents generations of cultural traditions, family farming, and a farming philosophy that honors land, sustainability, their communities, and unimaginable perseverance despite predatory lending practices and policies levied against them.
Rhythms of the Land is a valentine to Black farmers. Dr. Myers' primary goal is to preserve the stories, and honor the legacy and the lives of Black farmers.
The documentary film project is currently in post production. We received a $40,000 match donation from an Angel Donor to kick off the archiving and editing of the raw footage from 2012.
Join Farms to Grow, Inc and our 1st Investor in making a match donation to assist in the completion of this important project. Follow Rhythms of the Land to the release date, October 2021. Make an impact today by assisting us to reach $15,000 - $40,000 in 30 days.
Celebrate Black History
Support this Project TODAY!
A Farms to Grow, Inc Project
|Event Date||2/27/2021 4:00 pm ET|