PVGrows Spring Forum 2013 Program Details

Local Food for Schools, Hospitals, & Other Institutions

How can we advance Farm to Institution connections in the Pioneer Valley?


8:45 – 9:00     Arrivals, Coffee, Tea, Bagels, Muffins & Mingling

9:00 – 12:45    PVGrows Forum


  • Ken Toong, UMass Director of Auxiliary Services


Case Study: UMass Dining Services

Feature Projects: This is an open networking period during which the following “Resource People” will be available to discuss their farm-to-institution projects:

1. Farm-to-PreSchool Project

  • Jessica Collins, Partners for a Healthier Community
  • Sarah Teece, Square One

2. Holyoke Kindergarten Initiative

  • Anne Cody, Holyoke Food & Fitness Policy Council
  • Ana Jaramillo, Holyoke Food & Fitness Policy Council

3. Holyoke Schools Photovoice Project

4. Fertile Ground at the Williamsburg Schools

5. Smith College

6. Farm-to-Hospital

7. Collaboration between Food Bank of Western MA & Mountain View Farm

8. Western MA Food Processing Center’s Freezing Project

9. Black River Produce Meat Cutting Project


12:45 – 1:30     Lunch

Tables arranged by Working Group

1:30 – 3:00     Slow Money PV Chapter Meeting (Separate registration required) in Room 162-75 (1st Floor of Conf Center).

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