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Notes & Follow ups

img_7923Note-takers at this year’s Maine Food Network Gathering work hard to capture the themes, actions, and follow up from the sessions. Read up below, and send any questions to mfs@mainefoodstrategy.org.

 

Public Policy: When is it the right tool, and how do you do it?

img_7935 Fisheries Diversification: Opportunities and Stability for Maine’s Marine Economy

Beyond Selling “Local”: Effective Messages for Marketing Maine Food Products

Workforce Development for Food Systems

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We’ll be at the Jan. 20 ME Network of Community Food Councils Mtg., Brunswick!

Maine Network of Community Food Councils
Monthly Network Meeting – Jan 20, 2016, 10-12:30
Brunswick Topsham Land Trust Office, 208 Maine St. Brunswick
Also join at: zoom.us/j/6255344979  Or by phone: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) 
or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)   •  Meeting ID: 625 534 4979
FMI contact Ken Morse at kenmorse@mac.com.…

Leadership for Responsive and Responsible Change-making Workshop

Wednesday, January 20th.

12:30pm – 4:30pm. Cumberland County.…

Healthy Food for All subcommittee meeting 2/8/16

The Heathy Food for All subcommittee will have an open stakeholder meeting at 10am on February 8th, 2016 in Augusta.

The meeting will focus on review of the December 4th Network Gathering meeting, and breaking out into the identified action areas to develop implementation next steps.

To attend, please contact sandy@mainefoodstrategy.org for details.…

Local Food System Dialog Session, January 14th

The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust (USVLT) is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of food and agriculture initiatives, and resources in Carroll County, New Hampshire and Oxford County, Maine.

The Maine Food Strategy will be there to offer input and evaluation for their endeavor.

This meeting is closed to the public at this time. For more information on the USVLT, visit www.usvlt.org/.…

Healthy Food for All: Core subcommittee meeting

Healthy Food For All GoalHealthy Food for All core subcommittee meeting, January 8th, 2016.

The HFFA core team will meet to vet the information gathered at the December 4th Network Gathering meeting. The group will finalize a date for later in the month to bring that information to the subcommittee for further input.

This meeting is closed. For information on the open meeting, visit the Healthy Food for All network page to get connected.…

Jan. 21st: Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting

Economic Development Subcommittee1/21/2016, 11:am at KVCOG, Fairfield, Maine

The Economic Development subcommittee will meet to discuss the information received at the December 4th Network Gathering meeting.

Materials for this meeting will be sent out to attendees beforehand. Please visit the Economic Development network page to get connected.

This event requires an RSVP.…

Nov. 19: Economic Development Group

Economic Development SubcommitteeThe Economic Development Group will meet to review a draft planning framework for this goal area.

Date: November 19, 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Kennebec Valley Council of Governments, Fairfield
FMI: Contact Rosie Vanadestine

Nov. 19: Vibrant Communities Meeting

The Maine Food Strategy invites all interested parties to a meeting on its Vibrant Communities goal area which focuses on the connections between profitable farms and fisheries and the cultural heritage, ecology and economies of Maine communities. Join us:Vibrant Communities

Date: November 19, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Viles Arboretum, Augusta
FMI: Contact Tanya Swain

RSVP requested by November 10.

Oct. 29: Healthy Food For All Meeting

The Healthy Food For All subcommittee invites all interested parties to attend its third meeting for a focused discussion on activities for moving Maine Healthy Food For All Goaltowards a goal of expanding access to healthy food for people in Maine.

No worries if you haven’t attended a prior meeting. Your input is important and needed!

Date: October 29, 9:30 a. – 12 p.m.
Location: Muskie School, University of Southern Maine
FMI: Contact Sandy Gilbreath

RSVP requested by October 26.