Addressing common underlying themes of food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture across urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create resilient and equitable local food systems.
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Please note that all field trips and pre-conference sessions are taking place on Monday, December 9th. Break-out workshops, keynote presentation, plenary panel and lightning talks will occur between Tuesday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 11th.
The 2019 Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes of food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture across urban and rural environments and foster community empowerment to create resilient and equitable local food systems. We will convene in Savannah, Georgia to highlight and learn about food systems in the U.S. South while also drawing parallels to food systems across the country.
The conference is hosted by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Georgia Farmer's Market Association (GFMA). The partners will build on the momentum of the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference and GFMA’s Food for Thought Conference.
Workshop presentations will span the following topics:
Equitable Economics and Fair Labor / Food and Fish for All / "Food for Thought" / Measuring and Reporting Impacts / Movement Building through Community Partnerships / Policy/Advocacy / Youth Engagement
The conference will bring together leaders in, and advocates of, food security, sustainable agriculture and social justice movements to discuss their range of perspectives, how these areas overlap, and how to support one another’s work. We expect 500 attendees from the fields of community food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture.