Community Food Leaders

Gorge Grown ran Community Food Leader courses with funding from Meyer Memorial Trust from 2013-2016 in Stevenson, White Salmon, Hood River, The Dalles, and Goldendale. This program is no longer funded, but the leaders trained are at the forefront of the local food movement.

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This program consisted of a two-month training program that taught community farmers how to move from talk to action and make positive changes in your community.

 

Topics covered included:

  • Food Systems 101: Who, What, How, Why
  • Moving from Talk to Action
  • Making Meetings Work
  • How to Plan and Execute a Community Food Project
  • Building Community Partnerships.

 

The course covered 8 weeks for a total of 30 hours of training – 6, 3-hour weeknight sessions and 2, 6-hour Saturday sessions.  Snacks and meals provided.  Participants who completed the entire course of training earned the designation Community Food Leader!