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> Community Food Security Coalition Training workshops
> June 22 Philadelphia, PA Food System Assessment
> June 23 Philadelphia, PA Community Economic Development
> July 10 Los Angeles, CA Food System Assessment
> July 11 Los Angeles, CA Community Economic Development
> September 21 East Troy, WI Food System Assessment
> September 22 East Troy, WI Community Economic Development
> Co-sponsors: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Philabundance,
> College Community Food Security Project
> Descriptions of workshops
> >From Development to Sustainability: Building the capacity for community
> economic development
> This workshop is about building the capacity to develop economic ventures
> from food security initiatives. The workshop will involve presentations,
> discussions and small group working sessions. The workshop starts with a
> general description of the processes of community economic development
> the context of food security efforts. There will be a discussion and small
> group work on the steps to economic development capacity building,
> of markets for change, and tools for forming entrepreneurial cooperatives
> and small businesses. The emphasis will be on practical methods for
> addressing the sustainability of community economic ventures. There will
> also be presentations from local food-related economic development project
> While this workshop builds on and extends the Food System Assessment
> activities, it is not a requirement to have attended that workshop to
> participate in this event.
> Keith Prior is a consultant and analyst with the University of California,
> Davis and the California Center for Community-School Partnerships. In the
> 1960's he operated two small agricultural ventures in the San Joaquin
> of California. He has been involved in economic development in California,
> Washington, and Illinois on and off since 1966. Through the 1980's he
> assisted in the development of several urban economic development ventures
> and worked extensively in forming producer cooperatives and day care
> COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP
> How food secure is your community? How would you go about finding out?
> workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to conduct a community
> food assessment.
> A community food assessment (CFA) can be described as a community-based
> planning activity to identify resources, assess needs and develop
> around community food security/food system concerns. It is also a way to
> promote community participation in and control over food systems through
> collaboration. The workshop will target people with community food
> who are interested in strategic planning and food system assessment
> This one-day workshop covers the nuts-and-bolts to conducting a community
> food assessment. Components will include:
> . Understanding the concept, purposes and benefits of CFAs
> . Planning / organizing the CFA - scale, duration, cost, resource and
> funding needs
> . Building collaboration and community participation / input into the
> . CFA indicators - types / categories
> . Data collection - types, options, methods, sources
> . Methodologies for collecting information - existing data, surveys,
> groups, key informant interviews, etc.
> . Process steps for promoting collaborative, selecting indicators,
> determining needs, establishing
> . Developing and prioritizing applications and follow-up responses
> . Resources for additional information, funding, T&TA, etc.
> Trainers include:
> Hugh Joseph has been doing community food programs for over two decades.
> is currently cunducting a comprehensive community food assessment in
> Somerville, Mass, and preparing the CFSC Guide to Community Food
> due out this summer.
> Kami Pothukuchi is a faculty member of the urban planning program at Wayne
> State University. She has participated in or completed community food
> assessments in Detroit and Madison. She is actively involved in food
> program development in Detroit, including a youth community garden which
> about as a result of an in-depth community health assessmentproject in
> Southwest Detroit. She has also finished a national study of grocery
> supermarket development in inner-city neighborhoods, another study that
> emerged from the Detroit assessment that found very few full service
> Andy Fisher, executive director of the Community Food Security Coalition.
> was co-author of the seminal 1993 study of the Los Angeles food system,
> of Change, and is co-author of the upcoming CFSC guidebook on food system
> More details
> All workshops will start at 9 am and end at 4 pm. There will be a field
> to a local community food project in the evening following the first
> The Los Angeles workshop will take place at Johnson Student Center,
> Occidental College in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. Fly into Burbank
> Shuttles to campus cost $26.
> The Philadelphia workshop will be held at the offices of Philabundance at
> 3616 S Galloway Street.
> The East Troy, WI workshop will be at Michael Fields Agricultural
> W2493 County Rd., ES. Milwaukee airport is located 40 minutes away.
> Maps and directions will be mailed out with registration confirmation
> Los Angeles- Holiday Inn, 303 Cordova, Pasadena, 800-457-7940. Mention
> when making reservations. Reserve rooms by June 10 to ensure rate of $79
> single or double.
> Philadelphia-- Please call our office for details or check our website.
> Wisconsin- Alpine Valley Resort, County Highway D East Troy, 262-642-7374.
> $56 single/ $68 double. Weekend rates: $70/$82. Book rooms by to
> guarantee this rate.
> What it includes
> The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch,
> and all materials. Non-members receive a one year membership in the CFSC,
> which includes a discount on publications, workshops, and conferences,
> subscription to our quarterly newsletter, CFS News.
> Registration Fees
> The one day registration fee for members is $65/ $115 for both days.
> Non-members' pay $90 for one day/$150 for both days. The field trip is $10
> extra. Fee waivers and reductions are available. Please contact our office
> early as possible for more information.
> To register
> Send in your registration form with payment-either check made out to CFSC,
> with credit card information to CFSC, POB 209 Venice CA 90294, fax:
> 310-822-1440. You can also e-mail your registration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Registration closes one week before each workshop. Space is limited, so
> please don't delay.
> For more information or any questions, please contact our office at
> 310-822-5410, or email@example.com.
> Who Should attend
> To ensure a quality experience for all participants, the Community
> Development workshop is open only to practitioners with a minimum of one
> experience engaged in a food-related economic development project. This
> advanced level workshop is not open to those persons without such
> The Food System Assessment workshop is open to all persons engaged in or
> considering undertaking a food assessment in their community.
> Policymakers/public sector representatives, students, activists,
> representatives, and teachers are welcome.
> What is the Community Food Security Coalition
> The Community Food Security Coalition was formed in 1994 with the
> goal of promoting community-based solutions to the nation's food and
> problems. It advocates on federal policy, provides training and technical
> assistance to community groups, catalyzes policy and projects nationwide,
> serves as a hub for community-based efforts in the US and Canada.
> For more information or to receive a brochure, please contact:
> Andy Fisher
> POB 209
> Venice CA 90294
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