Local Food Leader and Community Food Systems training to be held September 5-6. You are invited to the pilot of this certification to help determine if this is something that may be useful in Alaska for future partners. Our goal is to train leaders from across our state and really amp up the work to improve Alaska community food systems; support our Alaska farmers, rural communities, and make healthy local food available to everyone. The only requirements are that participants are excited about creating strong community food systems in Alaska and have decent internet access. This is a pilot and we don’t know if these classes will be offered in Alaska again, so grab a seat today and let’s dive in together! Seating is limited. Please help us reach out to rural communities, people of color, young people, veterans, women, and others who are too often left out of food system work.
Cost: This training is $85 for both workshops taken together.
(Save $15. Cost for Local Food Leader workshop only is $25; Community Food Systems workshop only is $75.)
A local-foods lunch will be provided by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension for participants workshop on Sept 6th. A tour of local farms will also take place the evening of Sept. 6th at each designated location.
Local Food Leader (September 5: morning): This half-day workshop is offered in the morning and is for anyone interested in partnering and developing our community food systems in Alaska. Participants will leave this program with awareness, understanding, and confidence to work with various organizations, individuals, and institutions to develop their local community food systems.
Training is in 2 parts: the half-day in-person workshop plus four (4) online modules. Max 40 participants.
Community Food Systems (September 5-6: afternoon on the 5th and full-day on the 6th): This workshop is geared for those already working in community food systems and seeking additional facilitation or technical skills to support their work. Participation in the Local Food Leader workshop is preferred but not required. Participants will leave this program with new skills and confidence to work with various communities to develop place-based food systems, with resources to both engage and complete projects related to systemic food system change including facilitation, strategic planning, community food systems assessment, design thinking and evaluation.
Training is in 2 parts: the two-day in-person workshop plus four (4) online modules. Max 25 participants.
Please choose your location:
Matanuska Experiment Farm, Palmer - Face-to-Face Workshop
Or via distance delivery:
Fairbanks – Food Bank – via Zoom
Sitka – Sitka Outreach Center – via Zoom
Training will be led by guest instructor Courtney Long, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: firstname.lastname@example.org and 515-460-3227.