Floyd Countians Planning for Future of Their Community

Engaged and active residents of Floyd County, KY are meeting at the end of March for a strategic planning and visioning session around the potential for sustainable agriculture to bolster their community. The invitation describes the meeting as:

"a 2-day strategic planning process with community citizens, leaders and stakeholders to determine how we can build the capacity of Floyd County Kentucky through sustainable agriculture.  We are hoping to build a social, economic and environmental system that knits people together and cultivates a new relationship economy that favors local over distant in food production, buying and other transactions." 

This kind of active planning and discussion is of critical importance in Appalachia. Our communities have tremendous, unique assets that can be built upon, and grassroots, bottom-up planning creates buy-in, engagement and excitement. We are eager to hear what happens next!

If you'd like to attend the meeting, more information is below.

Place:  1st United Methodist Church, N. Arnold Avenue Prestonsburg
TIME:   March 30 –  Friday night 6:00 – 8:00pm
           6:00 meet and greet. 
           6:30 Dinner
           7:00  Dessert and Formal Welcome – beginning of the planning process – ideas, opportunities and priorities
           8:00 Closing
MENU:  Homemade Venison stew and beef stew, salad, homemade bread.
*  Anyone vegetarian – please let us know.
     We need people to bring homemade desserts  (email me with what you can bring)
 
          March 31 – Saturday – 9:00 – 1:00pm  (breaks & brunch provided)
          9:00 – begin session with overview of the day.
                   Working groups – develop plans, timelines and resources needed
          NOON – work group reports – next steps.
           1:00  – adjourn      
What do you need to bring? – Your vision, your energy.
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Purpose of gathering: Our project is a 2-day strategic planning process with community citizens, leaders and stakeholders to determine how we can build the capacity of Floyd County Kentucky through sustainable agriculture.  We are hoping to build a social, economic and environmental system that knits people together and cultivates a new relationship economy that favors local over distant in food production, buying and other transactions.
 
Questions:  Email Sr. Kathleen Weigand at stvincentmission@hotmail.com