National Farm to School Network Seeks to Engage Tribal Communities
Funding available to attend conference, pre-conference meeting
The National Farm to School Network seeks to engage and support a diverse range of tribal communities from across the nation who are ready to bring farm to school to their community or who are already engaged in farm to school activities.
Is your community organization, tribal department or school working on farm to school activities such as school gardens, local food taste tests, traditional foods knowledge, food production or local food purchasing? If so, please consider applying to attend a pre-conference session for Native peoples that will be held April 15, 2014 in conjunction with the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, Texas. The pre-conference convening will focus on sharing what’s working well, challenges you may be facing and your goals for the future. All selected participants will also be registered for the full conference taking place April 15-17.
Successful farm to school implementation is a team effort, so communities should consider bringing a team of up to three individuals (community leaders, food service staff, farmers, teachers, etc.) who are interested in attending the pre-conference convening together. Full conference registration fees, lodging (up to four nights at the conference hotel), and travel expenses (up to $600 per person) will be provided for each attending team member. To apply or to learn more, please contact Alena Paisano via email or by phone at 505-473-1004 ext.16.