PVGrows Spring Forum Program Details

Working Together to Make Local Food Work

April 11, 2012 – Smith College Conference Center, Northampton


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

9:00 – Noon     PVGrows Spring Forum


  • Joe Shoenfeld, UMass Center for Agriculture

Plenary: Expanding Our Thinking

  • Margaret Christie, Community Involved in Sustainin g Agriculture (CISA)
  • John Engel, LifeMigrations Coaching & Consulting
  • Alex Risley Schroeder, MA Workforce Alliance
  • Dan Rosenberg, Real Pickles
  • Tim Wilcox, The Kitchen Garden

Breakout Sessions with Enterprise Teams (Click for Team Descriptions)

  • CCMS/Mason Square Farmers’ Market
  • Food Processing for Farm to School
  • Gardening The Community
  • Holyoke Community Kitchen
  • Mockingbird Farm
  • Valley Green Feast Collective
  • Valley Malt

Noon – 1:00     Lunch

Tables arranged by Working Group

1:30 – 3:00        Slow Money Pioneer Valley Inaugural Meeting (Optional)






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