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On line registration now available for Community Food Security Conference: 10/16-19 in Milwaukee

  • Subject: [cg] On line registration now available for Community Food Security Conference: 10/16-19 in Milwaukee
  • From: ASFisher@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 14:28:20 EDT


On-line registration http://www.foodsecurity.org/  is now available for the Community Food Security Coalitionâs  annual gathering, Celebrating a Decade of Community Food Security. Held on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee on October 16-19, this yearâs conference promises to be the biggest and best ever.

Co-hosted by Milwaukee's own Growing Power, itâs an unparalleled opportunity to connect with food activists and practitioners from across the continent to share experiences and learn about building just and healthy food systems in your community.

The conference features  40 workshops on such topics as farm to cafeteria,  local food systems, food and farm policy,  the food system in the Upper Midwest. With support from World Hunger Year, weâre hosting for the first time a special track of workshops targeted at building connections between anti-hunger and community food security issues and advocates. 

The conference will also afford participants the opportunity to shape the direction of the CFSC through participation in any of our nine committees or annual town hall meeting.

The conference  also features a plenary with leading activists discussing their vision for the food system for 2014 and laying out a road map for getting there. The keynote speaker at lunch on Tuesday the 19th will be Jeanette Longfield from the British alliance Sustain, who will illuminate us on the exciting advances being made in England from the national to local levels linking health and agriculture.

Pre-conference events include seven field trips to urban agriculture sites in Chicago, innovative farms and markets  in the Madison area,  and a half day tour of Growing Power's aquaponics and vermiculture training center.  Five short courses are also offered on Sunday on such topics as building a diverse organization, farm to cafeteria distribution, program evaluation, and grassroots organizing.

As always, the conference features the best of locally grown food and drink, which you will be able to enjoy at various receptions and meals.

Printed conference brochures will be mailed out in mid July. For questions, e-mail Andy Fisher at andy@foodsecurity.org or call 310-822-5410.

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