Touring a food processing facility, mapping supply chain assets, developing regional priorities, and building cross-county relationships were all part of this Northeast NC gathering.
Economic development and collaboration within a regional context were the focus for nearly 60 people who attended a Triad Gathering to build relationships across counties and sectors.
Attendees learned how to strengthen community involvement, explored council structures, learned how to engage with local governments from keynote speaker, Dr. Samina Raja, and began developing regional priorities at this year’s Feast Down East conference.
Nearly 100 gathered to spend the day collectively building a regional identity and regional priorities for food and farm initiatives with the recent release of the Appalachian Foodshed Project WNC Community Food Insecurity Assessment.
Network Weaving in Davidson County by Jared Cates, Community Mobilizer at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Thomasville, NC Grace and Cary Kanoy have been making themselves known in their community in Thomasville, NC. They’ve joined many local boards, they’re leading an effort to develop a food council, and Grace recently gave an address at the annual State of […]
CEFS Turns Twenty! Network Of Organizations Have you ever wondered who’s behind our work? Well, we are a network of organizations, and of course people, working together on food systems issues, and more specifically, we are catalysts in food systems network development. This year, our lead organization, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (aka: CEFS) celebrates it’s Twenty […]