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Food Systems Resiliency Webinar #7 - Tues., October 13, 10-11 AM PT


When: Tuesday, October 13, 10-11 AM Pacific Time
Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed to registrants)

Webinar #7 - Increasing Resiliency of Farmers' Market & Equitable Access to Fresh, Local Produce
This webinar will explore how local partnerships can increase the resiliency of farmers' markets while improving access to local, fresh produce for low-income patrons. These multidisciplinary efforts support: 1) increasing access to healthy food choices; 2) job creation and local economic development, and 3) Increasing sustainability of farmers' markets through increasing income for small farmers selling at farmers’ markets. Participants will learn about practices and strategies that have led to successful practices in local and statewide efforts. Join Katherine Soule as she moderates a panel with:

  • Miguel Diaz, Community Education Specialist 2, Lead Educator for Adult and Parent Education with CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Lead focus groups with Spanish speakers in SLO County
  • Emily Dimond, Community Education Specialist 2, Lead Educator for Outreach and Access to Farmers Markets with Low-Income Communities
  • Shelby Wild, Director of Route 1 Farmers Market
  • Shannon Klisch, CalFresh Nutrition Program Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties

About the Webinar Series
Join the Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative leaders for the Food Systems Resiliency Webinar Series taking place on the second and fourth Tuesday from 10-11 am beginning July 14. Webinar presentations will provide up-to-date information and identify resources available for UC ANR and community partners. Ample time will be used for questions and answers, identification of information gaps and connecting people with like interests. Food system resiliency will be viewed through food safety, California food systems partnerships and resources and Victory Gardens Then and Now to name a few. Other perspectives include input from growers, ranchers, shippers, marketing, consumers, farmers markets, CSA's, families and youth. 

If you are interested in submitting a panel proposal as a topic for this series, please complete this online form.

Contacts for More Information
Logistics and Registration: ANR Program Support Unit, Rachel Palmer, (530) 750-1361
Course Content: Deanne Meyer, Leader, Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative
Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, Leader, Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative