Strengthening Local Food Networks across Appalachia: An Appalachian Regional Commission Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food Systems
March 11, 2011 · 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. · Fairmont, West Virginia
Interest in sustainable agriculture is putting the Appalachian Region's rich agricultural life and diverse food assets on the map. Across the Region, communities are developing partnerships to take advantage of the economic opportunities this approach offers. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is convening a series of workshops to help develop strategies to grow local food networks through regional collaboration.
ARC welcomes your participation in the second of these workshops, in Fairmont, West Virginia, on March 11.
Workshop topics will include:
"Farm to Consumer: The Food Supply and Distribution Conundrum"
"Increasing the Yield: Supporting Agri-preneurs"
"Shared Soil: Appalachian Regional Collaboration"
Workshop presenters and moderators will include:
Space is limited; register soon!
When:March 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where:The Falcon Center, Fairmont State University/Pierpont Community and Technical College Campus, 1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, West Virginia.
Cost:$20; includes an "Appalachian Foodways Luncheon" prepared by chef Brian Floyd, chef Jay Mahoney, and students in the Pierpont Culinary Academy.
How to Register:Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Participant name, email address, and phone number. Workshop participants are asked to contribute $20 via check or money order (payable to Pierpont Community and Technical College) to defray the cost of lunch and refreshments. Registration ends March 4, 2011.
Questions on the workshop? Contact ARC at email@example.com or 202.884.772