Events

The Growing Food Connections team participates in and hosts speaking engagements, pre-conference workshops, conferences and webinars across the country as a complement to our research, planning & policy, and education activities.

Past events

October 26, 2016

You’re invited to the Food Systems Planning Scholars and Students’ Breakfast Gathering at the 2016 ACSP Conference in Portland, OR We have a robust and growing group of scholars who think & research about food. Scholarship and research on food rang …

October 25, 2016

This webinar will highlight the opportunities within land use planning to simultaneously plan for and address Healthy Food Systems- Particularly important with SB1000, new California legislation that requires local jurisdictions to address food access …

August 26, 2016

Occidental College is pleased to host the Joint 2017 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). The conference theme, “Migrating Food Cultures: …

August 25, 2016

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 5TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE “Building Connections Towards Resiliency” this November in Portland, OR The 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture will bring together farmers, …

June 17, 2016

The ASPA Annual Conference is the major meeting for ASPA members, practitioners and scholars in public administration. It draws more than 1,000 individuals interested in public management and administration each year.

June 17, 2016

Planning is on the move. Get on board! Take the APA train to the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City.

June 17, 2016

The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2017 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and ne …

June 17, 2016

Planning: Practice, Pedagogy, and Place This conference theme considers the role played by academic urban planning programs in practice and in place. Urban planning is unique and important because as a field it grapples with the study of real problems …

June 16, 2016

What:  Economic Assessment of Local Foods – Practical Tools and Advice for Local Food Practitioners Pre-Conference Workshop Where:  Food Distribution Research Society Annual Conference, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center When:  Sept …

June 16, 2016

NESAWG’s annual It Takes a Region Conference brings together farm and food systems practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. Each year, we look at the traje …

June 16, 2016

Half a century out from the Green Revolution, our food system is as technologically advanced as ever. Yet our innovations have presented long-term sustainability challenges, while both global hunger and obesity persist. We are now faced with the questi …

April 18, 2016

A joint meeting of Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS), our sister organization The Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), and the Canadian Association for Food Studies. Full conference information: http://www.utsc.utoront …

February 23, 2016

Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project March 25th and 26th, 2016, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA REGISTER NOW Early bird rates through February 25th. VIEW THE SCHEDU …

February 23, 2016

Save the Date and Request for Proposal’s for Growing Power’s National International Urban and Small Farms Conference November 18-20, 2016 : Growing Power’s World Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Will Allen and the Growing Power Family want to invit …

February 22, 2016

At the 2016 National Food Hub Conference – March 20-April 1 in Atlanta – you’ll meet the business developers, investors, and community leaders making it happen. It’s the can’t-miss meet-up of hundreds of private and public partners involved in building …

February 5, 2016

Feast Down East: Growing Our Local Food Systems brings together all those in our community who are invested in supporting and growing the local food system in Southeastern North Carolina. This includes farmers and fishermen, food retailers and establis …

December 17, 2015

Rethinking Food Assistance Policy: New Experimental Evidence on Improving Food Security and Nutrition among Low-Income Families and Implications for Policy February 2, 2016 Washington, DC Register Here! Register today for the latest APPAM Member Forum …

November 20, 2015

Our Request for Workshop Proposals is officially open! Just Food seeks proposals for both: Workshops, which are 90 minutes long, are offered once during the morning or afternoon session, and held in classrooms that range from 30-100 people in capacity; …

November 9, 2015

Moving Forward Together 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, June 2-4, 2016 Save the date for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 people w …

November 2, 2015

Just Food, Just Communities: Tuesday, Nov. 10 The Just Food, Just Communities event brings together community partners, scholars, and students to engage in a conversation about the links between racial, economic, and food injustices, and strategies to …

October 30, 2015

Save the Date! Wholesome Wave is proud to present the Transforming Food Access Summit: Accelerating Affordability with Nutrition Incentives. Emory Conference Center and Hotel, Atlanta, GA January 11 – 13, 2016 The Summit will begin the afternoon of Jan …

October 19, 2015

Growing Food Connections will be hosting a Food Systems Planning Networking Event at the ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning) conference on Friday, October 23rd, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the MKT Bar at Phoenicia Foods, 1001 Austin St., H …

October 16, 2015

The 7th National Small Farm Conference will serve as a forum to discuss the results of research geared toward addressing challenges facing small farmers and ranchers. Sourt courses, presentations, exhibits and educational tours within the Virginia Beac …

October 16, 2015

The 2015 Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) conference theme is Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robin Kimmerer, a distinguished teaching professor of environmental and forest biology at the State U …

October 12, 2015

5th Annual UVM Food Systems Summit: What Makes Food Good? Please mark your calendars to gather in Burlington to discuss this provocative question from a variety of perspectives. More details in the coming months.

September 29, 2015

American Farmland Trust is hosting Harvesting Opportunities in New York Conference, November 4 in Albany, NY. This conference is for people who care about New York agriculture and want to work together to grow local food economies, protect farmland fro …

September 23, 2015

See how a scenic spot on the Sonoran Desert grew into the sixth-largest city in the United States. Find out how a place with 330 days of sunshine a year plans to become America’s first carbon-neutral city. Learn how the home of Sun City came to have a …

September 23, 2015

The 2016 New Partners Conference is heading back west to Portland, internationally recognized as one of the most walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly “green” cities in the world. The starting point of countless model innovations in smart growth, sus …

September 23, 2015

NESAWG’s annual It Takes a RegionConference brings together farm and food practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. Our 2015 conference is at the Saratoga H …

September 23, 2015

Justice and the City: (re)Examining the Past to Create the Future This theme takes on all the possible justice issues, social equity, multiculturalism, environmental activism, advocacy planning, etc. There are several acts that began in 1965 and 2015 i …

September 23, 2015

The Food Lab’s Principal Investigator, Samina Raja, will be giving a lecture at Cornell University’s Architecture, Art, and Planning School on Friday, September 25th.  She will be speaking on new research on the role of local government in regulating a …

May 13, 2015

The Association of European Schools of Planning is announcing their 7th International AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference on localizing urban food strategies.  The conference is being hosted by the Polytechnic University of Turin and will take p …

April 16, 2015

This interactive day-long workshop will present planning and policy techniques needed to build a community and regional food system. During the morning, attendees will focus on the tools and mechanisms for implementing a food systems plan. The afternoo …

October 27, 2014

The American Planning Association is hosting the Planners Training Service Workshop focused on Community Food Systems Planning. Washington, D.C. • November 10–11, 2014 Community food systems offer bountiful opportunities for promoting public health, ec …

October 6, 2014

How do we build healthier and more resilient food systems that create jobs, protect farmland, reward family farmers, and improve food security for all Americans? Join us in Lexington to learn, connect and strategize about the future of food, agricultur …

March 25, 2014

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT Is Anyone Better Off? A Conversation about Food System Outcomes, Indicators & Metrics   Wendesday, April 2, 2014 3:00 – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time) Advocates of local and regional food systems often point to their community and …

January 30, 2014

The Association of Collegiate School of Planning Conference (ACSP) to be held in Philadelphia includes a track on food systems, community health and safety. http://www.acsp.org/conferences/annual_conference/tracks

January 30, 2014

The Dale Prize recognizes planning excellence, creates dialogue between scholars and practitioners, and enriches the education of planning students. The 2014 Dale theme is We Are What We Eat: Food Systems and The Healthy City. This theme recognizes tha …

January 30, 2014

The Dale Prize recognizes planning excellence, creates dialogue between scholars and practitioners, and enriches the education of planning students. The 2014 Dale theme is We Are What We Eat: Food Systems and The Healthy City. This theme recognizes tha …

January 29, 2014

The Growing Food Connections team will be presenting a session at the American Planning Association National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The session is titled “Growing Food Connections”. How has the five-year “Growing Food Connections” project stre …

January 29, 2014

Learn how economic and infrastructure strategies can reduce obesity and chronic disease by creating more equitable communities. These economically vibrant communities can make good food, opportunities to be active and preventive healthcare services acc …

January 29, 2014

Members of the Growing Food Connections team will be presenting at the 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Denver, Colorado. The title of the session is: Growing Food Connections for Sustainable Communities. Urban and rural communit …

September 16, 2013

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is offering training to selected teams of senior officials and key stakeholders from 12 U.S. cities and metropolitan regions to improve, expand and accelerate cities’ efforts to support urban agriculture …

September 16, 2013

Dr. Samina Raja will deliver a keynote on the leadership role that SUNY campuses can play in promoting sustainable campus-wide food systems.  The event begins at 8am on Monday, Sept. 16 and runs through 2:30pm on Tuesday, Sept. 17th, with Dr. Raja’s ad …

September 16, 2013

Please join the Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo staff, Board of Directors, and Community Gardeners in celebrating another bountiful year of gardening, learning, and beautifying our City. Our 7th Annual Harvest Celebration Fall Fundraiser will feature bee …

September 16, 2013

The Buffalo Food Policy Summit brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss opportunities for sustainable economic development through the food system in support of a healthier, more resilient Western NY.  For more information, see http:/ …

Tour De Farms
September 12, 2013

Hosted by Massachusetts Avenue Project and GObike Buffalo The 5th annual Tour de Farms is a bicycle tour of local, urban, and rural farms, designed to celebrate and highlight sustainable transportation and our connection to the local food system.  For …