The news is coming two weeks in a row, in part because there are a lot of deadlines and great opportunities coming up! Keep an eye towards the webinars and a couple job fellowships with our good friends at Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities in Traverse City! Also, next week we'll be sending out the registration for the Cherry Slurp on February 14, 2017, so keep an eye out for that too!
o Another great highlight on the Michigan Good Food Summit.
· Upcoming MI Farm to School Webinars
o Advancing Farm to School Efforts with Cultivate Michigan – Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:00 pm
§ If you're new to Cultivate Michigan or have been hesitant to sign up, this webinar is for you!
o Introduction to Local Procurement in ECE – Wednesday December 14, 2016 1:00 pm
§ The third in our MI Farm to ECE Webinar Series.
· Cultivate Michigan Dry Bean Tour – January 26, 2017
o This tour is an exciting opportunity to explore the supply chain for Michigan Dry Beans and learn how they make it from the field to your institution. See event details for more information.
Jobs and grants
· Farms, Food & Health Fellowship – Deadline December 16
o Groundwork Center seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with connecting local food to healthcare and wellness initiatives in our region, as well as support in carrying out a statewide policy initiative focused on school children's health and local economy entitled 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms.
· Building Healthy Communities Fellowship – Deadline December 16
o Groundwork Center seeks a dynamic, self-starter to implement strategies to increase access to healthy food in communities throughout northwest lower Michigan.
o This grant is designed to encourage state agencies to innovate technology solutions which can foster collaboration and save money.
· !!!Garden Grant: Kids Gardening 2017 Youth Garden Grants – Deadline December 15, 2017
o Available for schools and ECE, this grant provides $750 worth of materials to support new or established gardens that serves at least 15 youth between 3-18 years of age.
Farm to School Specialist
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
480 Wilson Rd Rm 309 | East Lansing, MI 48824
(p) 517-432-4525 (f) 517-353-3834