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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Last chance for housing at Wayne State Univ for Farm to Cafeteria Conference!


Hi all,

For those who are interested in attending the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Detroit on May 17-19th, please see details below for a very affordable housing option at Wayne State University for your stay. Please scroll down further for info about a movie night during the conference that will feature Lunch Line and Grown in Detroit, and check the website for more conference details –







From: Sarah Fillius []
Subject: Wayne State Housing--Last Chance


Hi Everyone,

We have a number of rooms reserved at Wayne State University but very few people have chosen to stay there.  Please let your partners and networks know about this option.  Emily has extended the deadline to sign up for these rooms until April 23.

Alternative Housing at Wayne State University

You have the option to stay at alternative housing in dorms at Wayne State University.  CFSC has reserved a limited number of double rooms at a lower price than at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center (where the conference is taking place). Wayne State is about 3.5 miles (30 min bus ride) away – please see this map .
Waye State Prices:
1 Night = $52 per person
2 Nights  = $82 per person
3 Nights = $112 per person
4 Nights = $142 per person
5 Nights = $172 per person
*If you are driving, you will need to pay for parking as well.
If you want to stay at Wayne State, please follow this link to a survey and pay online:

You must complete the survey and pay by April 23.
Hotel reservations at the Marriott should be made by as soon as possible. A special rate of $115/night for single or double rooms is available for conference attendees. Reserve online or call (800) 352-0831 and use the group code FAR.

Sarah Fillius
National Farm to Cafeteria Conference Planner
Food System Economic Partnership
Phone:  (517) 708-7047




From: Emily Becker []
Subject: Lunch Line and Grown in Detroit at Taking Root, May 18 at RenCen 4 Theater

Movie Night at Taking Root
Featuring Lunch Line and Grown in Detroit

Tuesday, May 18
Double feature with screenings at 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm followed by Q & A with filmmakers

As part of TAKING ROOT: 5TH NATIONAL FARM TO CAFETERIA CONFERENCE, the National Farm to School Network and Applegate Farms are proud to present two stellar films about Farm to Cafeteria issues during our double feature movie night.  Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided by Applegate Farms.

Lunch Line reframes the school lunch debate through an examination of the program's surprising past, present, and possible future.

Grown in Detroit Just imagine... Teen moms becoming urban farmers. Utopia? Not in Detroit. Nature is taking over the city and the new generation is taught to harvest its profit.

Location: Ren Cen 4 Theatre - GM RenCen, Tower 200 Level 2, Detroit, MI 48243
Tickets: Sliding scale donation requested. Free for Taking Root conference participants.  

Detroit, Michigan, May 17 - 19, 2010

About the Conference
Farm to Cafeteria programs are TAKING ROOT in schools, hospitals, colleges, day care centers, and other institutions. Come to Detroit and learn about successful models across the country and how you can start and scale up a program in your community.

Taking Root is hosted by the National Farm to School Network, a collaboration led by the Community Food Security Coalition and the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, with local host Food System Economic Partnership.

Keep In Touch
Conference Email List:

Emily Becker
Membership Coordinator & Conference Planner
Community Food Security Coalition
(503) 954 - 2970

3830 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

TAKING ROOT, 5th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, Detroit, MI,  May 17 - 19, 2010
Registration deadline: April 30

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