Oct. 29-30: Local Food Systems in Appalachia

Local Food Systems Oct conference

Strengthening Local Food Systems in Appalachia
October 29–30, 2014
Abingdon, Virginia

This regional gathering is the first of a three part series directed toward individuals working on local food systems throughout Appalachia. The summit aims to provide a space to share success stories, challenges, and current work, learn from one another; and strategize opportunities to connect and advance collective efforts throughout the region. The event is a project of the Highlander Research and Education Center’s Appalachian Transition Fellowship. The Highlander Center, located in Tennessee, is committed to “working with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny.”

The public is invited to attend, and offer input for the agenda. Guests who would like to share suggestions for the program, or guests who might wish to serve as presenters or facilitators, should contact Elizabeth Wright at [email protected] or call her at 865-356-1655.

Registration is open now through October 8. To register, please call 276-676-6180. Registration costs include a full day and a half of programming, plus breakfast and lunch both days. Lodging is not included in the registration fee, but it is available for an additional charge at the 4-H Educational Center where the conference is held.

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