Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Philabundance,
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22 - Food System Assessment
June 23 - Community
10 - Food System Assessment
July 11 - Community
21 - Food System Assessment
Sept. 22 - Community
Occidental College Community Food Security Project
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 within the
context of food security efforts. There will be a discussion
and small group work on the steps to economic development capacity
building, analysis 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 representatives.
While this workshop builds on and extends the Food System Assessment
workshop activities, it is not a requirement to have attended
that workshop to fully participate in this event.
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 Valley 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 cooperatives.
FOOD SYSTEM ASSESSMENT
secure is your community? How would you go about finding out?
This workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to conduct
a community food assessment.
food assessment (CFA) can be described as a community-based
planning activity to identify resources, assess needs and develop
responses 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 experience who are interested in
strategic planning and food system assessment techniques.
workshop covers the nuts-and-bolts to conducting a community
food assessment. Components will include: concept, purposes
and benefits of food system assessments; planning and organizing
the CFA, building community participation and input into the
process; indicators; data collection; methodologies for collecting
information; developing follow-up actions, including project
development and policy councils; and resources for additional
Hugh Joseph has been doing community food programs for
over two decades. He is currently conducting a comprehensive
community food assessment in Somerville, Mass, and preparing
the CFSC Guide to Community Food Assessment, due out this summer.
Pothukuchi is a faculty member of the urban planning program
at Wayne State University. She has participated in or completed
community food system assessments in Detroit and Madison. She
is actively involved in food systems program development in
Detroit, including a youth community garden which came about
as a result of an in-depth community health assessment project
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 supermarkets.
Fisher, executive director of the Community Food Security
Coalition. He was co-author of the seminal 1993 study of the
Los Angeles food system, Seeds of Change, and is co-author of
the upcoming CFSC guidebook on food system assessment.
To ensure a quality experience for all participants, the Community
Economic Development workshop is open only to practitioners
with a minimum of one year experience engaged in a food-related
economic development project. This advanced level workshop is
not open to those persons without such experience.
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,
non-profit representatives, and teachers are welcome.
All workshops will start at 9 am and end at 4 pm. There will
be a field trip to a local community food project in the evening
following the first workshop.
Angeles workshop will take place at Johnson Student Center,
Occidental College in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. Fly into
Burbank airport. Shuttles to campus cost $26.
workshop will be held at the offices of Philabundance at 3616
S Galloway Street.
Troy, WI workshop will be at Michael Fields Agricultural
Institute, W2493 County Rd., ES. Milwaukee airport is located
40 minutes away.
directions will be mailed out with registration confirmation.
East Troy workshop will be held in conjunction with
the Michael Fields' Urban-Rural Food Systems Conference,
which will be held September 22-24.
Los Angeles - Holiday Inn, 303 Cordova, Pasadena, 800-457-7940.
Mention CFSC when making reservations. Reserve rooms by June 10
to ensure rate of $79 single or double.
- Please call our office for details or check our website.
- Alpine Valley Resort, County Highway D East Troy, 262-642-7374.
$56 single/ $68 double. Weekend rates: $70/$82. Book rooms by
August 21st to guarantee this rate.
closes one week before each workshop. Space is limited, so please
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 as early as possible for
The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch,
refreshments, and all materials. Non-members receive a one year
membership in the CFSC, which includes a discount on publications,
workshops, and conferences, plus a subscription to our quarterly
newsletter, CFS News.