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Innovations for Rural Living: Finding Solutions to our Food and Transit Challenges

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Location: 
Greenfield, MA

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Greening Greenfield’s 4th bi-annual community forum 

Greenfield Community College

 

Residents, government officials and other community leaders invited to

Explore innovative solutions to complex community problems around food security and transportation for everyone

 

Learn about Creative ideas that have worked in other communities

&

Discuss how these ideas might inspire new responses for our region

 

Keynote speakers

 

Matt GeorgeFounder and CEO of BRIDJ

BRIDJ is transforming cities with smart and affordable mass transit. Learn how this innovative approach might work for us.

 

Leanne BrownAuthor Good & Cheap

Leanne brings her commitment to empowering people living on tight budgets by offering recipes for great food by using affordable local produce.

 

Open Discussion with

MA Rep. Paul Mark

Linda DunlavyExecutive Director, FRCOG

Clare HigginsExecutive Director, Community Action

Abdoul SamakeLeyden Woods

Tina CoteFranklin Transit Authority (FRTA)

 

In-depth Discussion: 5 Afternoon Working groups

How Do We Get There From Here? New Ideas for Transit for Seniors

Community Food Experience:  How Food Access Really Works

What do I do with Swiss Chard? Kitchen Literacy with Leanne Brown

Steal these Ideas: 5 Food System Innovations for Your Town

Race and Class in Our Local Food Economy

 

Lunch followed by Erica Wheeler, musician, Soulful Landscapes

Restoring Connection Between People and Place

 

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http://www.greeninggreenfield.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=10

$10-25 sliding scale – Lunch included

 

Organized by:

Greening Greenfield

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Community Action

Franklin County Community Development Corporation

Franklin County Food Council

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Franklin Regional Transit Authority

Interfaith Council

LifePath, Inc.

 

Supported by:

New England Grassroots Environmental Fund

Franklin County CDC

 

…. More information ….

Schedule of the Day: http://www.greeninggreenfield.org/2016-forum/schedule

Afternoon Working Groups: http://greeninggreenfield.org/2016-forum/working-groups

Poster:  http://www.greeninggreenfield.org/2016-forum

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.