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This event is hosted by the Boston Public Market Association. For curious eaters and those working in food, the Incubator is a fast-paced, fun and participatory way to generate actionable ideas for local food/farm businesses.


Food Hub Forum details and tickets can be found here.


Event Date 4/25/2017 8:30 am ET
Event End Date 4/25/2017 7:00 pm ET
Individual Price Students and seniors attend free. 

This is a workshop prepared and hosted by NAFSN as part of the CDP/NACDEP joint conference in Big Sky, Montana. It is titled, Developing a Food Systems Training and Certification Curriculum for Community Development and other Professionals.


In this workshop participants will be introduced to and have input on a U.S./Canadian training and certification program for professionals working on community food systems. It will begin with a general background presentations on the North American Food Systems Network and its Training and Certification Community of Practice work. Small group discussion will follow focusing on participants’ own training needs and experiences regarding the availability, cost, and convenience of professional development opportunities in food systems development work. This will be followed by an interactive presentation of sample content of the NASFSN CoP’s proposed community development–based foundational cluster of competencies. 


This workshop is intended to (a) foster collaboration between extension educators, community developers, planners, nonprofit staff, and others; (b) provide a sharing opportunity for local training and certificate programs being developed around the U.S. and Canada; and (c) encourage co-creative efforts in the development of a common national food systems development curriculum. 


Presenters will feature team members: Courtney Long; Duncan Hilchey; Joanna Massey Lelekacs; Chyi Lyi Liang; Craig Chase; Katie Wright; Kim Niewolny; Jane Kolodinsky; Brian Raison; Lynn Heuss; Susan Kelly.


Maximum number is 75.

Event Date 6/11/2017 9:00 am ET
Event End Date 6/11/2017 3:30 am ET
Individual Price Free




Location: La Peña Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705



The 2016 election reminded us of the depth of economic insecurity across America, and of the political implications that come from ignoring this populist angst. The decline of Rust Belt communities since the 1980s has been paralleled by the rapid growth of food banks. Instead of challenging the government and corporations to provide living wages and good jobs, to support unions and oppose globalization, the anti-hunger movement has instead built alliances with Walmart, Tyson, and Monsanto, among other socially irresponsible companies. Big Hunger reveals the damage caused by this hunger-industrial complex, and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement to eliminate hunger through a focus on health, economic justice and local economies.


Join Big Hunger author Andy Fisher and Food First for a lively meet-and-greet, book-signing, and discussion.



More info ->

Event Date 6/21/2017 6:30 pm ET
Event End Date 6/21/2017 8:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free

 Los Angeles: Community Food Projects training and Big Hunger book talks

August 1: Big Hunger in LA: HomeGrown Solutions to Food InsecurityBook Talk and Panel Discussion

Co-sponsored by Santa Monica Farmers Markets, Food Forward, and Hunger Action LA
Time6:30-8:30 pm
What: Panel Discussion with Frank Tamborello, Rick Nahmias, Andy Fisher
Location: 1315 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica CA 
For more information, click here
Event Date 8/1/2017 6:30 am ET
Event End Date 8/1/2017 8:30 am ET
Individual Price Free

Los Angeles: Community Food Projects training and Big Hunger book talks

August 2: Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups Book Talk and Panel Discussion
Co-sponsored by LA Kitchen, Food Chain Workers Alliance and LA Food Policy Council

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

What: Panel Discussion with Joann Lo, Clare Fox, Andy Fisher

Location:  L.A. Kitchen, 230 W Ave 26, Los Angeles, CA 

Please register here.

Space for this event is limited. Please RSVP.

For questions please contact Dwayne Trujillo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 8/2/2017 6:00 am ET
Event End Date 8/2/2017 8:00 am ET
Individual Price Free