Don’t miss these items in local food and agriculture news from around our region:
THE FOOD PROJECT INSTITUTE
There are just two weeks left to register for The Food Project’s Winter Institute! Learn, grow, and connect with your peers from across the country and the world at the Winter Institute from February 1 – 3, 2018. This is an interactive seminar where you’ll learn from The Food Project’s leadership, farmers, each other, and The Food Project’s young people from Dirt Crew and Root Crew. A taste of what you’ll find at the Winter Institute:
- Learn about youth leadership development in the context of farming, social justice, and food access initiatives.
- Have in-depth conversations with The Food Project staff and others interested in youth-led sustainable, local agriculture.
- Gain inspiration and support from others to create change in your own community.
The Food Project’s three-day Winter Institute is packed with activities, workshops, and engaging conversation that will teach you about youth development, sustainable urban and suburban agriculture models, food and social justice initiatives, and how to build more food secure communities. The Winter Institute is filling up quickly. Sign up today to secure your spot!
About The Food Project. The Food Project is a 26-year-old nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that works at the intersection of youth, food, and community. The Food Project serves as a resource center for organizations and individuals worldwide. We provide unique capacity building for organizations and educators who learn from our expertise through materials, training, and professional development opportunities. Our mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system.
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL FOOD LAW & POLICY CLINIC
In October, Harvard’s Food Law & Policy Clinic (FLPC), partnering with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, released an update to the toolkit Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities. The toolkit is designed to educate and inspire individuals and groups, including local food advocates and nonprofit organizations such as local food policy councils, working to change their local food system. This toolkit was created to provide a starting place for these groups to understand basic legal concepts surrounding local food systems, develop a base of knowledge about key policy areas, and be inspired by innovative policy solutions from other cities and states.
THE FARM BILL LAW ENTERPRISE
The Farm Bill Law Enterprise (FBLE), a consortium bringing together leading food, agriculture, and environmental programs spanning six law schools and the Food Law Student Network, can now be found at www.farmbilllaw.org. FBLE’s mission is to leverage and expand the expertise of these partners by conducting coordinated research on the farm bill, identifying and proposing policy changes to improve future farm bills, and building a shared platform that creates opportunities to engage in legislative and regulatory implementation. Together, its partners have produced background resources on every title in the farm bill, which can all be found on FBLE’s new site. Look for more news on the official launch of FBLE, including the release of its reports full of policy recommendations, in the near future!
SAVE THE DATE: US FOOD WASTE SUMMIT
June 26-27, 2018 • Harvard Law School • Cambridge, MA
The US Food Waste Summit will convene leading food businesses, policymakers, innovators, investors, foundations, and nonprofits to explore emerging opportunities for food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling.
- Learn about the latest food waste trends and insights;
- Network and build partnerships with thought leaders and decision-makers from across sectors; and
- Join multi-stakeholder working groups to advance new solutions.
Registration and further details coming soon from cohosts Harvard Law School and ReFED.