- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Thanks to the 800-plus registrants for the April 21 Romaine Calm & Carrot On! Activating Your Local Community Food & Resource Exchange webinar, we made a lot of new connections and generated some great ideas. People from at least 15 states and five other countries joined the conversation about helping our local communities, according to event hosts Nick Papadopoulos of CropMobster and Gabe Youtsey, UC ANR chief innovation officer.
The next step is to focus with smaller groups of dedicated individuals to organize and achieve results. The first CropMobster Cafe will be on Friday, May 8, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Participation in the cafe is free, but limited to the first 25 people to register who participated in the webinar and are signed up with CropMobster. In the small group session, Papadopoulos will highlight more practical how-to's, tips and best practices for sharing resources, trading food and supplies and building stronger local communities through mutual aid.
If you missed the Romaine Calm & Carrot On! webinar, you can view the
Register for CropMobster Cafe at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=30080.
“For bigger picture questions and regional leaders looking to activate your own community exchange campaign, we'd love to explore partnering,” said Youtsey.