Coffee Talks provide a virtual platform to catalyze connections around specific food system topics. Each Coffee Talk features resource experts who highlight innovative approaches and strategies to connect, engage, and dig in deeper after the webinar.
Upcoming Coffee Talks*:
*All times are EST
Everyone is welcome for the CFN’s upcoming Coffee Talks. Come to the table!
June 15, 2-3PM webinar to explore the recently released “Blueprint for a National Food Strategy,” a collaborative project between the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School and Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. This presentation, focused on the national scale, will be followed by a videoconference on June 26, 1-2PM for a discussion focused specifically on the Chesapeake Bay Region. Everyone is welcome. Come to the table! Click here for more information and to register.
June 29, 3-4PM webinar and July 7, 2-3PM follow-up videoconference, focused on “Farm to Institution: How hospitals overcome barriers in supporting local food systems through innovative community outreach and procurement.” Click here for more information and to register.
Past Coffee Talks:
September 2015 – Pesticide Impacts on Pollinators, Aquatic Life and the Food Supply & What’s Being Done
October 2015 – Impacts of Antibiotic Overuse & What We Can Do to Affect Change
December 2015 – Maryland Grown: A Review of Production and Consumption
January 2016 – A New Year’s Resolution You’ll Want to Keep: Green Your Community and Reduce Your Community’s Food Waste
February 2016 – Why Regional? Incorporating a Regional Perspective into your Work
March 2016– Overview: Assessment of Food System Efforts in the Chesapeake Foodshed
April 2016– Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
May 2016– Community Food Rescue: A Model to Feed More and Waste Less
Early June 2016– Unlocking the Black Box of the U.S. Local Food System: A Discussion of USDA’s Census of Agriculture and the New Local Food Marketing Practices Survey
Late June 2016– Regional Farm to Institution Insights: Learnings from Stakeholders Across the Value Chain
August 2016– Navigating a Treacherous Landscape: A Practitioner’s Guide to GAP Food Safety Certification & The Food Safety Modernization Act
September 2016 – Farm to Institution: Focusing on Equity and Impact
October 2016 – Sustainable Agriculture with or without Labor?
November 2016 – Learning the ABCs of Farm2Childcare: Perspectives from the Farm and the Childcare Center presented by the Planning Council
December 2016 – Tools & Strategies to Facilitate Access to Land for the Next Generation of Farmers: A conversation with Holly Rippon-Butler from the National Young Farmers Coalition
January 2017 – Repurposing Food, Reducing Risk: Legal & Practical Dimensions of Putting Excess Food to its Highest & Best Use
February 2017– Healthy School Food Maryland: Pushing Schools toward Local, Scratch-Cooked Food Using “School Food Environment Grades”
March 2017 -Navigating a Treacherous Landscape: A Practitioner’s Guide to GAP Food Safety Certification and the Food Safety Modernization Act (Part II)
April 2017 – Digging Into Healthy Soils and Carbon Farming
May 2017 – Food Recovery in MD: An example of statewide organizing