Monday, April 15, 2013

Event: Food Value Chains Creating Health & Wealth for All (4/17/13)


Inclusive Community Development
and Sustainable Livelihoods:
The Wealth Creation Approach
Weds. April 17, 2013, Ithaca, NY

A business model based on shared economic, social, and environmental values, in which producers, processors, buyers, and others work together to create value? Yes, says Cornell alumn Shanna Ratner. This approach can and is being used to support healthy local and regional food systems. At this event, an interactive workshop will help attendees learn how this model might be applied here.

All events are free and open to the public, with light snacks and refreshments served. Please join us!

Engaged Learning + Research Seminar
Wealth Creation Approach to Community & Economic Development
Stern Seminar Room 160, Mann Library,  Cornell University
10:30am – Noon

Community Presentation and Workshop
Food Value Chains: Creating Health & Wealth for All
Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library
4:00– 5:30pm

The Wealth Creation in Rural Communities framework is a place-based systems approach to rural development that aims to restore, create and maintain wealth in low wealth areas by simultaneously improving economic, environmental and social conditions. Cornell alum Shanna Ratner, a leading practitioner, will share its principles and the transformative opportunities it offers for community driven food systems development, and collaborative learning and research. There will be two events, an interactive seminar, followed by a community presentation and workshop

Funding support generously provided by Cornell Engaged Learning + Research Center, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Cornell Participatory Action Research Network (cPARN), Food Agriculture and Nutrition Group (FANG), New World Agriculture and Ecology Group (NWAEG), Department of City & Regional Planning and GPSAFC. Cohosted by Mann Library as part of its ongoing Connected Minds, Resilient Communities programming, in collaboration with Tompkins County Public Library. Cosponsored by the Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), SCNY Food & Health Network, Greenstar Community Projects, and Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network.

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