Category | Community Food Projects
Food Hubs: Making it Work in NYC
Room: Cowin Auditorium
Challey Comer (Moderator)
Chief of Staff, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Director of Wholesale and Distribution, GrowNYC
Director of NYC Food and Fitness Partnership, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Professor of Professional Practice at The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, New School for Public Engagement
New York State Assemblymember, District 106
Across the country, food hubs are helping to meet the increasing demand of a wide variety of consumers and buyers for locally farmed and sourced food. But what about here in NYC? Can a model as innovative as food hubs be sustainable as well as successful in our urban communities while fostering strong linkages between upstate and downstate? This panel will explore the work of local and regional groups who are starting food hubs in the city including the challenges and successes they face in scaling up while holding to their socially driven missions.
Foundations for Success: Growing a Community Based Food Project
Room: HM 148
Food Dignity Project Consultant and Project Director (former), East New York Farms!
Program Director, Just Food
The first steps you take in creating a project to bring good food to your community can lay the groundwork for success over time. This workshop will explore how to start and sustain a strong community based food project using frameworks and examples from Just Food and East New York Farms!
Youth Leadership in the Movement
Room: HM 140
Bushwick Campus Farm Manager and School Liaison, Ecostation:NY
Co-manager & Summer Internship Coordinator, Ecostation:NY
Co-manager & Social Media Coordinator, Ecostation:NY
Through sharing the personal experience of EcoStation:NY’s former youth leaders that are now co managers, this workshop will cover the importance and challenges of multi generational staff and youth perspective. Any questions involving youth in the movement will also be addressed as an open group conversation.
Community Food Projects