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Monday, January 31, 2011

Come to the Table Conference

Piedmont North Carolina Come to the Table Conference: Communities of Faith Relieving Hunger and Supporting Local Farms 2011 Piedmont NC Come to the Table Conference Friday, Feb. 18 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Winston-Salem, NC Saturday, Feb. 19, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm - Various Locations The two-day event will include workshops, networking opportunities, and a local lunch on Friday, Feb. 18th, and tours and volunteer opportunities at local food ministries and projects on Saturday, Feb. 19th. Friday's events will be hosted Wake Forest University at the Benson University Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Registration is $10, or $5 for Saturday only. All are welcome, and free registration is available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. ---------------------------- Friday Schedule 8:00 - 9:00 am: Registration 9:00 - 9:30 am: Welcome 9:45 - 10:45 am: Breakout Session 1 11:00 - 12:00 pm: Breakout Session 2 12:15 - 1:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 - 2:00 pm: World Cafe 2:15 - 3:15 pm: Breakout Session 3 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Breakout Session 4 4:45 - 5:00 pm: Closing Friday Workshops Breakout Session 1: 9:45 - 10:45 am Food Production 101 Understanding Agriculture in Central North Carolina Interfaith Perspectives on Food Accessible Farmers' Markets Breakout Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00 pm Community Gardening 101 Campus Kitchen: Students and Agencies Combatting Hunger Planting from the Pulpit: Clergy Leadership in Food and Farming Understanding Food Insecurity in Central North Carolina Federal and State Farm Policy: What You Need to Know Breakout Session 3: 2:15 - 3:15 pm Campus Initiatives for Healthy Food Job Training for Programs for Cooks and Farmers Organizing Across Communities Finding Funding for Your Ministry Breakout Session 4: 3:30 - 4:30 pm Connecting Communities Through Gardens Engaging the Next Generation of Food and Farm Leaders Sabbath Economics and Community Financing The Theology of Farming and Eating Cooking Healthy in Season Saturday Schedule Tour Session 1: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TS Designs Company Garden, Burlington, NC Covenant Family Garden Work Party, Greensboro, NC Community Garden Tour, Winston-Salem, NC 12:00 - 1:00 - Optional Lunch at Covenant Family Garden, Greensboro, NC - $5 Tour Session 2: 1:30 - 3:30 Interfaith Food Shuttle, Raleigh, NC Mixed Greens and Legacy Garden, Greensboro, NC Peacehaven Farm, Whitsett, NC Come to the Table is a project of the Rural Life Committee North Carolina Council of Churches, coordinated by RAFI-USA with support from The Duke Endowment.

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