2013 Eastern NC Come to the Table Conference                                 Monday, February 4th                         ...
RAFI-USA, P.O. Box 640 ⦁    Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁   919.542.1396 ⦁ www.cometothetablenc.org ⦁ Tweet @rafiusa #CTTT
DETAILED SCHEDULE8:15 - 9:00 AM : REGISTRATION – Main RoomALL DAY: Display Tables, Coffee and Refreshments set up in Downs...
How School Food Works:Opportunities for Healthy Local Foods in Our Schools - Adult Painting StudioJan Holt, NC Department ...
1:10 - 1:40 PM : DESSERT AND PANEL DISCUSSION - Main RoomFood Insecurity in Eastern NC: Why Our Neighbors are Hungry and W...
Season Extension: Tips for Producing Food in Colder Months - Adult Painting StudioNicole Sanchez, NC Cooperative Extension...
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400 North Queen St., Kinston, NC
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2013 Eastern NC Come to the Table Conference Schedule

  1. 1. 2013 Eastern NC Come to the Table Conference Monday, February 4th KINSTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS 400 NORTH QUEEN ST, KINSTON, NC Main Downstairs Music Jenkins Adult Painting Room Gallery Room Room Studio 8:15 - 9:00 am Registration – Main Room ALL DAY Display Tables and Coffee – Downstairs Gallery Welcome, Opening Panel & Group Discussion – Main Room 9:00 – 10:05 am The Theology of Food and Agriculture: How Faith Can Guide and Inspire Our Work Breakout Session I Supporting 10:15 - 11:15 am Understanding Farmers, How School Agriculture in Supporting Food Works Eastern NC Families 11:15 - 11:30 am Break Breakout Session II Finding Support 11:30 - 12:30 pm Community Community For Your Organizing Gardening Ministry or Non- 101 101 Profit 12:40 - 1:10 pm Lunch – Main Room Dessert and Panel Discussion – Main Room 1:10 - 1:40 pm Food Insecurity in Eastern NC: Why Our Neighbors are Hungry & What You Can Do Breakout Session III Empowering 2:00 - 3:00 pm Local Youth Recipes for Season Food Through Food Change Extension Ministries & Councils Projects 3:00 – 4:00 pm Evaluation, Song, Closing Remarks, & Benediction – Main RoomRAFI-USA, P.O. Box 640 ⦁    Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁   919.542.1396 ⦁ www.cometothetablenc.org ⦁ Tweet @rafiusa #CTTT
  2. 2. RAFI-USA, P.O. Box 640 ⦁    Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁   919.542.1396 ⦁ www.cometothetablenc.org ⦁ Tweet @rafiusa #CTTT
  3. 3. DETAILED SCHEDULE8:15 - 9:00 AM : REGISTRATION – Main RoomALL DAY: Display Tables, Coffee and Refreshments set up in Downstairs Gallery9:00 - 9:20 AM : WELCOME – Main RoomSarah Gibson, Come to the Table Conference Coordinator, RAFI-USAScott Marlow, Executive Director, Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA)9:20 – 10:05 AM : OPENING PANEL AND GROUP DISCUSSION – Main RoomThe Theology of Food and Agriculture: How Faith Can Guide and Inspire our WorkJoy Williams, Partners in Health and Wholeness and NC Council of ChurchesRichard Joyner, Conetoe Family Life CenterJeremy Troxler, Thriving Rural Communities Initiative of Duke Divinity SchoolHow does faith inspire our work on issues of hunger, health and agriculture? Hear stories andperspectives from leaders in this movement, followed by group discussion at your table.10:15 - 11:15 AM : BREAKOUT SESSION ISupporting Farmers, Supporting Families:How Can Local Food Be More Accessible? – Music RoomJane Steigerwald, Feast Down EastJeremiah Dixon, Dixon Family FarmsShorlette Ammons and Corey Montgomery, Produce Ped’lersFacilitator: Shivaugn Rayl, Carolina Farm Stewardship AssociationLearn what the challenges are to making fresh and local food accessible, and what creativesolutions organizations and farmers have come up with to make healthy local food affordable andpractical for all members of their communities. You’ll hear about initiatives in Wilmington,Goldsboro, and Greene County with practical lessons for this work in your community andcongregation.Understanding Agriculture in Eastern North Carolina:Challenges, Opportunities, and How People of Faith Can Help - Jenkins RoomBenny Bunting, RAFI-USADania Davy, Landloss Prevention ProjectMelissa Bailey, NC FIELDKenny Haines, Looking Back FarmsFacilitator: Scott Marlow, RAFI-USAGet an overview of agriculture in eastern North Carolina from people who’ve worked here withfarmers and farmworkers for years. This session will cover a range of topics including contractagriculture, farmworkers, and the challenges that face small and family farms in the region.Participants will leave with practical suggestions for how to better support family farmers andfarmworkers in their community.RAFI-USA, P.O. Box 640 ⦁    Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁   919.542.1396 ⦁ www.cometothetablenc.org ⦁ Tweet @rafiusa #CTTT
  4. 4. How School Food Works:Opportunities for Healthy Local Foods in Our Schools - Adult Painting StudioJan Holt, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS)Frances Herring, Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School and Project DIGFacilitator: Heather Barnes, NCDA & CSSchools can help young people learn about local food systems, gardening, and healthy eating.Learn about the possibilities and challenges of moving local farmers’ produce into publicschools, and hear from a Kinston principal about how schools can engage youth throughgardening and nutrition education programs.11:15 - 11:30 AM : BREAK11:30 - 12:30 PM : BREAKOUT SESSION IICommunity Organizing 101:Skills for Sustaining Projects in Your Congregation or Community - Music RoomGwen Locklear, Hawkeye Indian Cultural CenterMac Legerton and Sally Maclean, Center for Community ActionFood and farming can bring people together, but starting a ministry that crossesdenominational, political, racial, and economic lines can be a challenge. Learn the basics oforganizing a ministry that builds relationships and engages diverse communities.Community Gardening 101 - Jenkins RoomJoni Torres, Pitt County Cooperative ExtensionLucy Bradley, State Extension Master Gardener CoordinatorMaggie Castor, St. Eugene Catholic Church Community GardenFacilitator: Nicole Sanchez, NC Cooperative ExtensionCommunity gardens are gaining ground as a way to feed and educate families, connect membersto Creation and encourage fellowship within congregations and across racial, economic, andgenerational lines. Find out what it takes to get a garden started, and how to keep it growing inthe years to come.Finding Support For Your Ministry or Non-Profit - Adult Painting StudioCynthia Brown, Resourceful Communities ProgramArlene Asugbaja, Philanthropy of Community PathwaysFacilitator: Susan Sachs, Resourceful Communities ProgramThe economic downturn and the volume of new ministries and projects make it difficult to securegrant funding. That’s not always a bad thing. Learn when applying for a grant makes sense, whenit doesn’t, and how to find creative and useful support within your community.12:40 - 1:10 PM : LUNCH - Main RoomRAFI-USA, P.O. Box 640 ⦁    Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁   919.542.1396 ⦁ www.cometothetablenc.org ⦁ Tweet @rafiusa #CTTT
  5. 5. 1:10 - 1:40 PM : DESSERT AND PANEL DISCUSSION - Main RoomFood Insecurity in Eastern NC: Why Our Neighbors are Hungry and What You Can DoMac Legerton, Center for Community ActionEarline Middleton, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North CarolinaWanda Bell, Word of Faith MinistriesLaura Early, Place of Possibilities and All God’s Children UMCMany families in eastern North Carolina don’t know where their next meal is coming from andmany more are only a paycheck or health problem away from needing emergency foodassistance. Hear from hunger relief ministries and those who work with food insecure familiesabout the root causes and effects of food insecurity in eastern North Carolina and learn howministries and organizations are addressing this challenge.2:00 – 3:00 PM : BREAKOUT SESSION IIILocal Food Councils: Their Purpose and Power - Main RoomGerald Kuester, Center for Community ActionShivaugn Rayl, Carolina Farm Stewardship AssociationFacilitator: Mac Legerton, Center for Community ActionEvery region in North Carolina has a variety of programs, people, and congregations working torelieve hunger, make local food more accessible, and support family farmers. What’s the bestway to coordinate these efforts? Learn about and discuss the resources and skills needed forsetting up a local food council in your area.Recipes for Change: How Congregations Can Nourish Body and Soul - Music RoomAngela Doncaster, Lenoir Memorial HospitalWillona Stallings, Partners in Health and WholenessMary Shands, Hull Road FWB ChurchFacilitator: Susan Sachs, Resourceful Communities ProjectAs people become aware of the connection between health and food, many congregations aremaking health central to the practice of their faith and ministry. Learn about resources for clergyand lay people interested in health ministries, and hear some examples of projects in the area.Empowering Youth Through Food Ministries and Projects - Jenkins RoomRichard Joyner and Jasmine Andrews, Conetoe Family Life CenterNeftali Cuello, Poder Juvenil Campesino and NC FIELDDemarcus Williamson and Roman Thomas, SWARMFacilitator: Cynthia Brown, Resourceful Communities ProjectFarming and gardening offer opportunities for young folks to understand where their food comesfrom, become more engaged in their church and community, and learn critical life skills. Youwill hear from three compelling projects that engage youth in food and agriculture.RAFI-USA, P.O. Box 640 ⦁    Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁   919.542.1396 ⦁ www.cometothetablenc.org ⦁ Tweet @rafiusa #CTTT
  6. 6. Season Extension: Tips for Producing Food in Colder Months - Adult Painting StudioNicole Sanchez, NC Cooperative Extension ServiceJoni Torres, Pitt County Cooperative ExtensionLearn simple and low-cost techniques for growing vegetables in the winter. Applicable to yourhome, church, or community garden.3:00 - 3:20PM : FACILITATED CONFERENCE EVALUATION - Main Room3:25 – 4:00 PM : CLOSING REMARKS, SONG , AND BENEDICTION - Main RoomFrancesca Hyatt, Come to the Table Project Director, RAFI-USACynthia Brown, Resourceful Communities ProgramBishop Hope Morgan Ward, The NC Conference of the United Methodist ChurchCome to the Table is a project of the Rural Life Committee of the North Carolina Council ofChurches, coordinated by RAFI-USA with support from The Duke Endowment. Come to the Table: www.cometothetablenc.org North Carolina Council of Churches: www.nccouncilofchurches.org The Duke Endowment: www.thedukeendowment.org RAFI-USA: www.rafiusa.orgDeep gratitude to the many local organizations and community members involved in the planningprocess for this event and thank you to the Kinston Community Arts Council for hosting us.Stay in touch!Website: www.cometothetablenc.orgFacebook: www.facebook.com/cometothetablencTwitter: www.twitter.com/rafiusaEmail: fhyatt@rafiusa.orgPhone: office - (919) 542-1396 cell - (919) 323-7587Mail: Come to the Table Project RAFI-USA P.O. Box 640 Pittsboro, NC 27312RAFI-USA, P.O. Box 640 ⦁    Pittsboro, NC 27312 ⦁   919.542.1396 ⦁ www.cometothetablenc.org ⦁ Tweet @rafiusa #CTTT

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