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Join Us on October 24th, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 pm for the Second Annual World Food Day event! This free event will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Evansville.
Creating a vibrant local foods system – a system in which nourishing food is accessible by everyone in our community – is an ambitious and important goal. A thriving local foods system includes one or all of these opportunities:
~Supporting and purchasing from local farmers and food producers whenever possible.
~Providing education, in a culturally sensitive manner, so our community members understand the benefits of eating nourishing food, as well as the teaching of shopping and cooking skills.
~Growing outreach programs so that no child, or their family, is food-insecure by highlighting government support of food access for all.
~Pooling of food purchase resources for cost-effectiveness.
~Volunteering with a nonprofit or organization that engages in food justice and food access activities, and learning more about our own local foods system in the Evansville area.
When we support our children and their families with the availability of foods that provide the building blocks for healthy bodies and engaged minds, we are all contributing to a strong community.
Food Day is an international celebration of and movement toward more healthy, affordable, and stainable foods systems. Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day aims to bring us closer to a food system of access to “real food” that is produced with care for the environment and the animals that are part of our food chain, and the women and men who grow and harvest our food.
Our goal for the Evansville World Food Day is to educate our Evansville area community about how they can be part of a vibrant local foods system by highlighting where, who, and how our food is grown in the Tristate. We want the community to know that nourishing food is available in our area, and we want them to know of the resources available for increasing their knowledge for shopping, cooking, and enjoying nourishing foods.
If your organization or business would like to participate in this free event please email or phone with any questions you might have to Urban Seeds at 812-430-4180 or email@example.com.
The deadline for submitting your application is Monday October 15th, 2019.
Food justice is the belief that healthy food is a human right; so everyone has an inherent right to access nourishing, fresh food. Access considerations are a mixture of location, affordability, and cultural appropriateness. Food justice affects all of us because food is so deeply tied to our culture. We build community around food; it’s a way we share our love. Being able to enjoy and prepare food that actually nourishes the body and keeps us healthy is connected to our ability to thrive.
When we think of access to food, location might not be something we view as a barrier. For so many of us we enjoy the privilege of being able to drive a vehicle to a store we choose to obtain the food we need. Take away access to this vehicle and how would you navigate your way to get these groceries? If we are lucky we have a grocery store within walking distance and the physical ability to not only walk there but to carry groceries back to our home. Let’s say we don’t have a store within walking distance (as about half of Evansville residents don’t), now how are we going to get to the store? Let’s say we take the city bus. We now have to plan for the time the trip will take as well as, again, carrying our groceries back to our home by hand. Add having to bring children along with you if you are unable to access child care and this can become a daunting task. Now imagine having to do this about twice a month to get the food you need.
Affordability can be a monumental barrier in accessing nourishing food. In the previous discussion of location, the majority of avenues to get to a place that will have the groceries we want all have a cost associated with them. Assuming walking isn’t a reasonable option, the most convenient mode of travel is overall also the most expensive (personal vehicle). Other convenient options such as a taxi or Uber add up in cost, and if you are working under the constraints of a tight budget, that budget just got even tighter. Additionally, there is the obvious cost of the food itself. Too often the least expensive items are highly processed foods of low nutritional value. This presents a very obvious challenge when we are trying to feed a family on a budget. If the healthier, more nourishing items are financially out of our reach then we must nourish ourselves with foods that are devoid of much nutrition. This sets our bodies and psyche up for feelings of deprivation which may lead to chronic disease, or hopelessness as we then try to fill up with more of the same kinds of foods. It’s easy to see how this cycles continues over and over.
Cultural appropriateness as it relates to food is more nuanced. One aspect of food justice is to provide the avenues that allow us to feed our families with dignity. This means that the food I am familiar with, enjoy eating, and know how to prepare may not look the same as yours. If I provide you with a giant box of lovely, nourishing foods that you have never seen before, my good intentions fall flat. Not only are you not familiar with how to prepare these unfamiliar foods but perhaps nobody in your family will enjoy eating them. Different ethnic communities and cultural backgrounds eat different foods. This is more than just health, this is culture. We should all be able to maintain our great grandmother’s special dish or be able to prepare that dish that our dad always made for us, and we loved. These are things that should not be trifled with and need to be protected.
If you would like to find a way to help improve food justice there is much you can do. Choose a community you want to be part of; whether it is supporting a non-profit like Urban Seeds, a community garden, a faith-based group, or a food policy council. Choose the avenue that calls to you to engage with others working toward systemic change. Getting out there and participating in the discussion is vital.
Present: Blythe Battram, Urban Seeds; David Brenner, Vanderburgh Farm Bureau; Casey Williams, Purdue Extension; Andrew Smith, Purdue Extension; Arlinda Payne, EVV Chapter Black Nurses Association, Memorial Baptist Church; Helen Azarian, EVV Public Library; Lacy Wilson, Purdue Extension; Bill Hemminger, UE garden master; Robin Mallery, Urban Seeds; Ashley Tenbarge, St. Vincent; Lisa Myer, St. Vincent
- Market on Main
- Social connection–benefit, draw to venue
- SNAP utilization less this year at new location than last year
- Different clientele at MoM?
- Suggestion to share market info to TriState Food Bank to connect with backpack program students (Patchwork and Dream Center)
- Outreach has been made to local Family Services office to share fliers for SNAP at the markets with clients
- Suggestion to attach a Power of Produce voucher to the backpack flier
- Community Bulk Food Buying Club — Casey
- Initiated from Promise Zone’s access healthy food workgroup
- Modeled after Top Box, Chicago
- Funds to Urban Seeds per Welborn’s HEAL grant
- Average ~ 40% lower cost per shopping trip
- Boxes of all/any foods
- Hire Coordinator – 12 hours per week @ $15 per hour, up to 20 hours in year 2
- Deaconess purchasing power for food procurement
- TSFB p/u and deliver to receiving sites
- Referring sites/agencies
- Work with families who are motivated
- Food Bank and pantries do not/cannot engage in financial transaction
- Casey reviewed the rough process, which is being finalized
- Grow into a membership program for new families in 2ndyear
- Local farmers will be brought in as able
- Community/Incubator Kitchen, indoor grow
- PZ annual / federal convene meeting in April to review best practices presented the idea
- Farm on Ogden as example
- Incubator farm and incubator kitchen
- Shared kitchen to mitigate food waste
- TSFB became available as they are moving to a new site
- Indoor grow in additional warehouse space
- Shared kitchen
- Food rescue
- Question: Who pays for heating/other costs
- Grants are plentiful from HUD, USDA
- Passive income from kitchen space rental — home producers, chefs, caterers; and from leased space for indoor farming
- Big questions:
- How do we distribute food effectively? Capacity is only one piece of the opportunity – a bigger issue is HOW do we engage consumers to actually buy/enjoy food that is grown or sold affordably?
- Is convenience food the ONLY way to go? How do we invite families in to the paradigm of cooking from scratch – low cost fresh food and SNAP frozen food?
- Many details to be worked out with many partners
- PZ flow chart by Julie McCullough, PhD
- Detailed flow chart mapped by Julie to capture food system opportunities (attached below)
- Solicitation of volunteers for any or all of these opportunities, many of which were talked about today
- Open Agenda
- Trauma Informed Nutrition Care & Education workshop offered in September
- Included in HEAL grant per Welborn to bring TINC&E to Evansville
- ~30 participants — educators, agency staff, Food Bank, pantry volunteers
- Links: https://www.leahspantry.org/leahs-pantry-team/qa-with-monica-bhagwan-about-our-trauma-informed-work/ and https://www.leahspantry.org/what-we-offer/resilience-building-nutrition-education/
- Memorial Baptist Health Fair this Saturday August 3rd, 10 – 2, – 100 participants, 25 vendors
- Funded by UpGrade grant
- Focus on healthy eating
- Screenings will be offered
- International Food Day event, hosted by Urban Seeds, October 16th 3:30 – 5 PM
- Next EAFC meeting October 23rd
- Trauma Informed Nutrition Care & Education workshop offered in September
Julie’s flow chart:
Urban Seeds has had the wonderful experience of adding our first intern to our group of dedicated volunteer members this summer. She is a tremendous asset to not only us but also to our community and has been working hard to further Urban Seeds’ mission of increasing access to nourishing food for all. Please allow us to introduce her to you.
Tell us about yourself:
My name is Anazuo Ohieku-Ajanaku and I am from Lagos, Nigeria. I am a senior at the University of Evansville studying Public Health. I like to spend my time watching my favorite shows which include Grey’s Anatomy and Master Chef Australia.
How do you like Evansville and what are your impressions of this community?
It was a big shift for me because I grew up in a really big city. But I have grown to enjoy the serenity of the community. I also like how involved people in the community are in bettering the lives of everyone around. The University of Evansville also does a great job in getting students to engage with the community.
What made you decide on your area of studies?
Going into undergrad, I knew that I wanted to go to medical school after graduating. There was the obvious option which was a bachelors degree in biology or chemistry; however, I have been very passionate about public health especially since the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014 occurred. So, I decided to go into that area of study and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made which I think will be beneficial in my future career.
What drew you to Urban Seeds?
During one of my classes last semester Ms. Robin Mallery was a guest speaker and she spoke about Urban Seeds and what the organization did. I was quite shocked to learn that much of Evansville is an area of high food needs (formerly know of as a food desert). Like I mentioned earlier, I am very passionate about public health and access to healthy and nutritious food is a huge part of health. I am so excited to be a part of an organization that does so much.
What have you been working on with Urban Seeds?
I have been involved with the farmers market, Market on Main, every Wednesday; gathering information on the number of customers attending the market as well as what the main attractions of the market are for them. All this information will be analyzed at the end of the market season to view the progress as well as improvements for next year. Another project coming up is the new bulk food buying club and I am really excited about the upcoming meetings about that.
What are your future plans and goals?
After graduating from college I plan to take a year off to work and gain more experience as well as delve into the medical field before going back to school. I am currently working on my master’s degree in public health concurrently with my bachelor’s degree. I also hope to work with a nonprofit again in the future.
We are so grateful for Anazuo’s dedication to Urban Seeds and have really enjoyed getting to know her during her hours of time spent working on our behalf. Her motivation to improving the health of the community is clear and we are certain she will go far in her career. On behalf of Urban Seeds and it’s Board of Directors: thank you for all you are doing for our community!
Read our Summer Newsletter!
- Welcome and Introductions
- Todd Megar, Lollys Pops food truck
- Julie McCullough, USI and Urban Seeds
- Lori Noble, Lincoln School, EVSC
- Helen Azarian, EVPL
- Andrew Smith, Purdue Extension
- Mike Rabuck, 4 Gardens Nursery
- Va Cun, Southwest Indiana Yoga Project
- Andrea Hays, Welborn Baptist Foundation
- Mary Winstead, SouthWest Indiana Local Growers, Beautiful Edibles Farm
- Serah Theuri, USI and Urban Seeds
- Scott Massey, Heliponix
- Lisa Myer, St. Vincent
- Ashley Tenbarge, St. Vincent
- Casey Williams, Purdue Extension and Urban Seeds
- Robin Mallery, Urban Seeds
- Update on Market on Main provided—Robin and Casey
- A Market Manger has been hired
- Urban Seeds will manage SNAP utilization at the market
- Working on applying to accept WIC at the market
- Senior Vouchers acceptance is being explored as well
- Market details provided; date, time, logistics, etc
- Website demo—Casey and Robin
- Mapping demo’d
- Add “updated on” date
- Updates noted to be done
- Lincoln School. Verbiage: Currently enrolled students and their families
- Independent food pantries allow increase visiting whereas United Way pantries allow once every 30 days; include in notes
- Accepting vouchers at markets (add to spreadsheet, notes)
- Community gardens, capture who has a stand
- Christian Life Center, add
- Street View and/or directions—link to mapping
- Discussion Board demo’d
- How to know of new topic/discussion?
- Alert on your phone or email with update, possible?
- US Newsletter
- Weekly post or email summarizing topics
- 211 list as one of their community services
- For consumer portal: Have 211 connect community re: food access
- Lisa M has a Indy contact from 211 who will focus on SNAP recipients
- How to know of new topic/discussion?
- Mapping demo’d
- Interactive Questions – Casey via Purdue Extension
- Two questions w/ new, fun interactive/”up-voted” responses
- Who needs to be part of the Food Council that is not currently involved
- What types of speakers/educational topics would be of interest to you?
- Info will be shared w/ ranking of responses
- Two questions w/ new, fun interactive/”up-voted” responses
- Promise Zone – Julie
- Detailed explanation of the data being collected and how it will be utilized to forward the PZ goals
- Collaboration regarding how and from whom data is being collected
- How to make most effective use of the data collected
- Why did the groceries close? Scott
- Cut-Rate used to offer full-service, even extending credit, but was sold and now it’s tobacco and snacks. Lori
- Grocery: basically sell marketing space not “product”. Todd
- What were the specific responses to the surveys? Va
- Julie will provide link to data
- Larkins in the PZ. Robin
- Will take SNAP
- Track how many visitors even those who may not purchase. Va
- Perhaps a redo of the 2015 study regarding viability of a downtown market/grocery could be presented. Robin, Scott
- As downtown grows, City officials may find this appealing; Joshua Armstrong’s demographic data from EID and Downtown Alliance could support a study
- Detailed explanation of the data being collected and how it will be utilized to forward the PZ goals
Urban Seeds is excited to spend April 20 at Mesker Zoo to celebrate Earth Day at their Party for the Planet event!
We will have plants and seeds for the children attending to plant and bring home. Choices will include tomato plants, pea seeds, or cucumber seeds. Growing food is an excellent way to teach our children where our food comes from and to involve them with what is served on the table. We hope you get a chance to come see all the wonderful organizations that will be participating in the event – please come by and say hi to us!
In an interest to save resources we created an electronic link for care instructions on the plants and seeds planted. Thank you for visiting if this is why you are here! The pots that the plants are in are fully compostable. This means that when you are transplanting them you can plant the entire pot! Easy peasy! All of these plants can be transplanted into a larger pot or directly into a garden. Plants will do better with a fertile soil and mulching to help retain moisture in the soil.
Tomato Plants: Put plant in a sunny location, let soil dry between watering, transplant before plant outgrows it’s current pot (roughly 6 inches tall) into well drained soil, stake plant to prevent it from falling over. Tomatoes are ready to pick when they are red and firm.
Pea Seeds: Put in a sunny location (peas prefer cool weather), keep soil moist, once plant is a few inches tall it can be transplanted to a well drained area, as it grows it can be staked. Peas are ready to pick when small and tender – they can be eaten pod and all.
Cucumber seeds: Put in a sunny, warm location and keep soil moist. Once the plant is a few inches tall it can be transplanted into a sunny area (cucumbers like heat). Keep soil moist and support vines with a trellis or by tying them up on a fence or railing.
We hope you enjoy your garden goodies! Thank you for visiting Urban Seeds!
1.30.2019 meeting notes
Robin Mallery firstname.lastname@example.org
Lacy Wilson email@example.com
Lisa Myer Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Tenbarge email@example.com(812) 485-4691
Tameka Watson Tameka@tri-cap.net(812) 428-2189
Mary Winstead firstname.lastname@example.org(812) 774-5616
Va Cun email@example.com(812) 205-8463
Julie McCollough firstname.lastname@example.org(812) 461-5213
Len Winiger email@example.com(812) 204-6113
Chris Borries firstname.lastname@example.org
Allie Peach email@example.com(386) 290-7681
David Brenner firstname.lastname@example.org(812) 480-0245
Kristi Schulz email@example.com(901) 484-7218
Blythe Battram firstname.lastname@example.org(812) 431-2696
Andrew Smith email@example.com(812) 890-1667
- Andrew Smith of Purdue Extension described his role as the Urban Ag specialist. He explained that he is a technical resource, a link/access to Purdue resources, and that there is a community-building aspect to his position. He mentioned the possibility of an Urban Ag Certificate program in2020.
- Mary Winstead of Beautiful Edibles farm shared that there were 50 in attendance at the recent farmer-chef event at Sauced. This was a gathering of local food growers and chefs/caterers, as well as some organization leaders in the food justice genre. The event was a success in that much information was shared that will lead to a vibrant local foods system. Additional gatherings will be held in the future.
- Casey Williams, Community Wellness Coordinator from Purdue Extension and Robin Mallery of Urban Seeds provided an update of the large project underway with USI to build the interactive online platform. There is a data collection piece pending regarding “value/supply chain”; USI professors intended to explain this at today’s meeting but were unable to attend (weather). Robin will explore, with the USI professors, the distribution of a survey monkey email to collect input from growers, farmers market managers, educators, organizations, ahead of the next EAFC meeting.
- Casey reminded us of the three pillars of the EAFC, which are connectivity, readiness, and education, and he raised two questions for consideration: In practice, how do we use assets more effectively in our community? Are we effectively gathering and partnering?
- Casey shared that the Board of Directors for the Downtown Evansville farmers’ market voted to not hold the market this year due to a significant decrease in attendance and consumer engagement. Prior to the EAFC meeting, the Access to Healthy Eating workgroup from HCP (Healthy Communities Partnerships) met and decided to bring it up at EAFC. HCP members felt that a huge gap would be left without a downtown market and desired to pursue options. This led to a robust group discussion:
- Dave Brenner of the Farm Bureau offered clarification that the market master for the past 5 years, Patti Davis, was not paid by the city, but did receive a stipend from sponsors and vendor fees.
- Lacy Wilson Community Wellness Coordinator from Purdue Extension asked when GAGE (Growth Alliance of Greater Evansville – they were the initiators of the Downtown Market many years ago) stopped their involvement in the market? Dave offered that GAGE took a step back once the board was created to run the market. He clarified that GAGE still helps, with Abby as a board member of the Farm Bureau, but they do not have governance nor do they give financial support.
- Dave also added that the venue location change from 2nd and Sycamore after the 2017 market season, due to construction on that property, greatly affected the foot traffic and general attendance at the market.
- Kristi Schulz of Engelbrecht’s Orchard shared that in addition to venue change a competition for attendance was created by a downtown food truck lunch event on the same day, at the same time. She explained that the market fizzled out starting with some vendors pulling out because of lack of attendance and lower sales, then people stopped coming because there weren’t enough vendors to make it worth their time.
- Lacy asked how we could make the new market or other option the most valuable for farmers. Kristi said a parking lot would be great, a different day of the week (earlier in the week) would help to provide relief from a Friday versus the Saturday markets on Franklin St and in Newburgh. She continued that variety and flexibility (vendors shouldn’t be penalized for having to take a week off) would also be valuable.
- Robin said we would request a meeting with Joshua Armstrong of the Downtown Alliance, DMD, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, and possibly the Mayor’s office representative to let them know we are collectively in favor of reinstating the market at a new and improved downtown location.
- Mary suggested the consideration of a weeknight “festival” type event downtown, with the streets closed, like in Chicago, attracting market goers to also patronize the nearby restaurants and shops. This idea will be shared at the meeting with the Dowtown Alliance et. al.
- Lacy wondered if we could merge growers into First Fridays. Dave mentioned that there has been a past reluctance from HCAD to share their art/food venue.
- There was a brief discussion about possible venues: near the new IU med school, church parking lots, and also about 4th street near Goldman’s pawn shop, and along Main St. Robin said the best next step would be to speak with downtown development players.
- Robin also mentioned that the pop-up market, to serve the WIC clients, at the health department had been successful, with positive response from the farmers as well as employees from the health dept and ECHO. HCP is pursuing a repeat of that pop-up market as well as the possibility of a few others in the area for 2019.
- IMPORTANT: Kristi told us there were 32 opportunities for people to use voucher benefits from June through October of 2018, but that with downtown market gone, the number would be reduced to 12.
- Tameka Watson of Tri-Cap suggested using the parks for pop-ups or festivals, like Bayard, Garvin. She shared that there are rotating park/family events throughtou the summer, and that these venues could be a good way of connecting in neighborhoods. Ashley Tenbarge of St Vincent’s added that they could potentially follow Music in the Park.
- Robin asked Tameka how the family park events were advertised, and Tameka said through Facebook and also flyers in places like laundromats, churches, service providers.
- Len Winiger of the Master Gardeners asked what the mission of the market was… whether it was downtown attraction and a fun atmosphere/something to do, or whether it was more important to get food to people in a specific walking radius (paraphrasing). Robin said the priority of Urban Seeds, HCP and EAFC was to increase access to locally grown produce (and other nutritious food) for our neighbors while supporting the growers. However, food access with a market/fun/festival overtone is important for success.
- Mary asked what kind of message we want to send as a city. Are we pushing out farmers for more economic growth dollars? Do we want to push locally grown food to small, hip neighborhoods? No! We are committed to providing increased access to nourishing locally grown/produced foods for our community, especially those who experience food-insecurity.
- There was mention of Mayor W’s platform, “Healthier Evansville”. This is worthy of mention when we meet with the city.
- Depending of the outcome of a meeting with city officials:
- We may mobilize to form sub-committees
- Robin mentioned the possibility of sending out a suggested statement for a letter writing campaign. “…partner in a vibrant market” “how can you help?”
- Va Cun of the SWIN Yoga Project suggested a Letter to the Editor informing the public of why farmers’ markets are important to our city.
- For the meeting with the city, we clarified what our ask would be:
- High traffic area, combining foot/auto access; businesses and residential
- Morning or evening during theweek, Tuesday or Wednesday, 8-12 or9-1
- Market master
- Robin will reach out to schedule a meeting with City officials that will include a farmer(s), organizational leaders, volunteers and a good cross representation of our interests within the community.
- Many thanks were expressed for the deep level of engagement and information sharing. Onward!
Our next meeting will be held in April, date TBD. Updates regarding the farmers market will be shared in the coming days/weeks.
Urban Seeds seeks a Movement Manager with demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice and the skills, passion and drive to lead the organization into the future. The Movement Manager will be tasked with leadership and pursuit of Urban Seeds’ mission and vision, managing and supporting a dedicated staff, cultivating relationships with the communities that support and are supported by Urban Seeds, and procuring resources to sustain organizational stability and growth. The Movement Manager will work directly with the Board of Directors and staff to implement our strategic plan, enhance and execute fundraising strategies, and plan and manage daily operations.
Please indicate your interest by emailing your resume and a cover letter in which an essay response to “What is your vision to diminish food insecurity in Vanderburgh County”, is addressed. The essay response itself should be no longer that one page. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be held on Monday February 4thfrom 5 – 7 PM. You will be contacted to schedule your 30-minute interview session.
The Movement Manager will be thoroughly committed to Urban Seeds’ vision, mission, and approach. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- At least 3 years of management experience; track record of effectively leading outcomes-based programs
- Strong social justice orientation with an understanding of and commitment to food justice
- Experience working with and developing programs in underserved communities
- Ability to develop and implement a fundraising strategy that includes funding from diverse sources
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and demonstrated ability to use different types of data effectively to evaluate programs
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high performing teams
- Fiscal management sensibilities to ensure financial health of the organization
- Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
- Strong understanding of marketing and public relations functions with the skills to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
- Provide strategic leadership to ensure ongoing programmatic excellence
- Oversee fundraising and development efforts with a view to diversifying Urban Seeds funding streams to support existing program operations and expand capacity to implement our strategic plan
- Sustain a positive environment at Urban Seeds by maintaining collaborative culture and cooperative working relationships within and outside of the organization
- Oversee and support the active engagement of Urban Seeds board members, project work groups, partnering organizations, funders and volunteers
- Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for the organizations’ operations
- Establish consistent quality of finance, administration and human resources systems and processes needed to achieve strategic goals
- Lead, coach, develop, motivate and inspire the Urban Seeds team to achieve the organization’s mission and vision
- Ensure effective systems for rigorous program evaluation to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
- Raise Urban Seeds’ visibility as a leader in our field of expertise and serve as the organization’s representative to all external stakeholders including but not limited to funders, organizational partners, the food industry, media, government and other agencies
Year 1 Measurable Outcomes
- Pending grant approval, provide oversight for the community bulk buying club and the food systems online platform
- Maintain a list of local, state, and federal grant opportunities, and assist in development of grant opportunities
- Attend Monthly Board meetings and the twice/year retreats with our non-profit mentor
- Create/send monthly newsletter via MailChimp; write a weekly blog post; Daily engagement on and management of social media
- Raise $20,000
2 of the following 3 outcomes
- Coordinate nine shop/cook on a budget demonstrations
- Integrate with three existing organizations to further to further our strategic initiatives
- Represent US at one monthly community event at which an alignment of mission is present