"Cultivating Appalachian Food Security"-The AFP Search Conference
March 15-16, 2012
The Appalachian Foodshed Project brought together 47 stakeholders from West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina to participate in a Search Conference. The major objectives for the conference were to:
Participants worked together to give meaning to the concept of community food security and identify specific action to address issues of community development, economic viability, health, nutrition, food access, social justice, and agriculture in the region. Working collaboratively, participants identified the following action groups:
West Virginia (working in tandem with the Food and Farm Coalition):
These groups will be meeting monthly, and reporting back to the regional group in September of 2012. If you'd like more information about any of the working groups, or would like to get involved, please contact Nikki D'Adamo-Damery (firstname.lastname@example.org).