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The Appalachian Virginia Food Systems Network Convening:
Building Connections for a Strong and Vibrant Regional Food System

Friday, March 18th
Wytheville Community College
Wytheville, Virginia

Download the VA Assessment Document (pdf).

 SWVA planning districts

The Appalachian Virginia Food System Network (AVFSN) hosted an inaugural convening in Wytheville, VA on March 18th, 2016. This gathering brought together a diversity of people interested in building a regional food system that is strong and vibrant, that fairly benefits all southwest Virginians.

The AFP shared findings and recommendations from the Appalachian Foodshed Project (swVA) community food security assessment (pdf). Participants also explored new digital opportunities for collaboration. But most importantly, this gathering was a space to connect with other people and organizations who are committed to building a stronger, more resilient southwest Virginia.

Check out this short video on the event by WSLS10:

If you missed the April 8th webinar on the CFSA results and implications, you can now view the recorded presentation and download the presentation slides (pdf).  More information can be found on our webinar page.

Contact Kelli Scott for additional information on the AVFSN, and how to get involved.  For additional information on the AFP assessment, contact Phil D'Adamo-Damery.