About Our Webinars
In 2018, we are offering a new way for network partners to connect, through a free, monthly Webinar Series! We are hosting the monthly webinar series to:
Highlight the diversity of food system work happening throughout New Hampshire;
Connect network partners across the state and across food system sectors;
Create space for sharing updates, asking questions, and promoting upcoming events;
Share knowledge and resources; and
Build stronger relationships throughout the network.
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We are currently working on scheduling upcoming webinars. If you have something you'd like to see in the future, please contact us.
October 23, 2018
12:00PM - 1:00PM
NH Farm to School 2.0: How Beacon Communities are Transforming Food System Relationships in the Granite State
Did you know that October is National Farm to School Month? It’s a perfect opportunity to learn about how the New Hampshire Farm to School (NHFTS) program facilitates connections between New Hampshire farms, fishermen, K-12 schools, and communities that support learning, community building, and economic opportunity. Since it began in 2003, NHFTS has helped over half the public schools in the state bring local food into the cafeteria and classroom. In 2016, NHFTS launched the Beacon Community project, a three-year collaborative effort intended to align communities around a shared vision and goals to support healthy, local food choices in schools and in the community at large. Come learn about how the NHFTS and the Beacon Communities are transforming the culture of how kids, schools, and communities think about food; transforming the food system relationships of schools and food businesses, of classrooms and cafeterias, of students and communities. Our presenters will be Stacey Purslow (NH Farm to School) and Beth Tener (New Directions Collaborative).
Date and Time TBD
Food Policy in the Granite State
This month’s webinar will focus on understanding the food policy landscape in NH. What role does the 2013 Farm to Plate Law play (if any) in strengthening our local food system? What policies do we still need to put into place at the state level to effectively support local farm, fish, and food enterprises, improve food access and security, and ensure the protection our land and water resources? How can civic organizations and citizens most effectively influence food system policy?
As the NH Food Alliance moves forward with developing recommended food policies for New Hampshire we welcome your ideas and input!