Hi, all --
Below is the announcement about scholarships that are available for
the national Farm to Cafeteria conference (Farm-to-School plus).
The conference is August 2-5, in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.
Burlington is home of one of the oldest gardening catalogues and home-
gardener supply store, Gardeners Supply Co. As a professional
gardener, I sent many dollars to Vermont ordering good quality tools,
soil amendments, and drip irrigation supplies -- things that I could
not find in Chicago or Illinois, or didn't have the networks to help
me find locally.
Worth a visit to the store and the Intervale farm.
Attendees at past conferences, especially those who are new to Farm-to-
School and Farm-to-Cafeteria, have said that they came away greatly
inspired and with some very practical tools that they can immediately
FYI, the National Farm to School organization is based in Chicago.
Like many national organizations they now can have senior staff based
all over the country.
National Farm to School Network
P.M.B # 104
8770 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60631-3515
Executive Director & Co-Founder (based in IL)
Evanston Food Council (co-founder and chairperson)
Illinois Local Food and Farms Coalition (co-founder)
Illinois Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council (co-founder)
Cook County Food System Steering Committee (member)
From: Hannah Lewis <hann...@ncat.org>
Date: April 24, 2012 10:09:59 AM CDT
To: sus...@iastate.edu, l...@wfan.org, pfigene...@practicalfarmers.org
Subject: Scholarships available for 6th National Farm to Cafeteria
FYI - The 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging In! is
now accepting scholarship applications!
The deadline is May 31, and award notifications will be made on June
18. In addition to scholarships, a limited number of volunteer
positions are also available. Visit the conference website for more
information or to fill out an application. Conference registration
will open May 7.
The conference will bring representatives from all sectors of Farm to
Cafeteria to Burlington, Vermont August 2-5 for four days of
education, conversations and fun. There will be skill-building short
courses, field trips to innovative Vermont farms and institutions, a
diverse workshop program, and plenty of opportunities to network with
inspiring individuals from across the country.
The Farm to Cafeteria movement is being shaped shaped by diverse
communities across the country and beyond. Conference events and
workshops will reflect a broad range of perspectives and experiences,
with participants coming from culturally and geographically diverse
The conference is hosted by the National Farm to School Network in
collaboration with the local host, Vermont Food Education Every Day
(VT FEED), which is a partnership between Food Works,Shelburne Farms
and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont.
National Center for Appropriate Technology
206 6th Ave., Ste. 1101
Des Moines, IA 50309
479-587-3474 or 515-288-0460