Community Food Councils: Best Practices for Strong Collaborations
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Christy Shi Day
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
NC State University
Call in Number: 1 866-740-1260 code 8618360
Local food systems connect with many core concerns of communities including economic development, public health, environmental stewardship, and social or civic health. Efforts to improve or change the system require collaboration and partnerships among many key stakeholders. Community and regional food councils (sometimes called food policy councils) are emerging as important mechanisms to stimulate the kind of dialogue and concerted action necessary to improve local food systems. In the last five years, food council activity in NC has grown to include over two dozen NC counties participating in or developing community-based food councils or networks. There are many unknowns, yet promising practices are emerging. This webinar showcases best practices that apply not only to food councils, but for any coalition.