Workshops and Sessions – Request for Proposals
The California Farm to School Network (CFSN) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2017 California Farm to School and Garden Conference. The conference will cover a variety of topics designed to support and inspire farm to school and school garden practitioners all around the state! This is your opportunity to share your expertise and innovative ideas to help grow the farm to school and school garden movement in California.
An information PDF is available with additional info regarding the topic areas, speaker benefits and more – click here to download. When you are ready to submit your idea, fill out the online submission form located here.
If you are attending the CA School Nutrition Association Conference in Anaheim on November 10-13, we want to make sure you know about a lunch drop-in time and workshop that CAFF is organizing on Sat, Nov 12.
Join Ben Thomas for lunch at the conference venue. Do you have any questions or feedback on local purchasing, education, Purchasing Collaboratives, direct opportunities or bid support?Contact Ben
for an exact location.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm –
Come to CAFF’s workshop, The CA Farm to School Network: Strategies for Farm to Cafeteria Success!
Here is a brief description about the session: Come to this participatory session and learn about initiatives and resources available through the CA Farm to School Network. New to Farm to School? See what others have done to increase local purchasing, market local food, and link nutrition education to create successful programs. Are you as seasoned Farm to School district? Come share your successes with others. Join the team from the Community Alliance with Family Farmers to discuss best practices in working with distributors, micro- and informal direct purchases, and the language you need to include local produce in your next contract Request for Proposals (RFPs). One participant will go home with free conference pass to the 2017 CA Farm to School Conference!
The California Farm to School Network (CFSN) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2017 California Farm to School and Garden Conference: Connecting the Garden, Cafeteria and the Classroom. The 2nd biannual CFSN conference will cover a variety of topics designed to support and inspire farm to school and school garden practitioners all around the state! This is your opportunity to share your expertise and innovative ideas to help grow the farm to school and school garden movement in California. Please visit the conference page to view examples from the 2015 CFSN Conference.
For more information, download the informational pdf. When you are ready to submit a proposal, use this link. Proposals are due by December 2nd.
Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health is no ordinary conference! HMI invites you to beautiful Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for our 2016 Gathering. Let’s grow together through a field day at the innovative ranch, fine dining, farm-fresh local foods and sessions on numerous health, food and sustainable topics that matter to you, making this an event you won’t forget.
Connect with innovative, solution-oriented and passionate farmers, ranchers, conservationists, authors, natural food/health professionals and the Holistic Management community. The special keynote speaker, “America’s Most Famous Farmer” himself, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, will be sure to inspire.
October 14, 2016
Paicines Ranch Field Day with Lunch
Wine & Cheese Fundraising Night
October 15-16, 2016
Conference Sessions with Lunch
Saturday Evening Fine Dining, Silent Auction and Live Entertainment
October 17-18, 2016
Advanced Holistic Grazing Planning Workshop
All events can be purchased separately.
Great news! The schedule for the upcoming California Farm to School Conference has been released!
This year’s program features thirty workshops, two engaging plenary talks, five preconference field trips and short courses, regional breakout sessions, a delicious and innovative dinner reception, and meals featuring fresh, local food from sustainable family farmers in the central coast region of California.
See below for more on the schedule and registration:
Interested in submitting a workshop to our California Farm to School Conference this spring? Read on to learn more!