Happy Friday School/ECE Foodies!
Hope y'all had a great week. A few exciting upcoming events, including the Michigan Cherry Slurp! If you missed the webinar we hosted last week, fear not! It's recorded and available online (link below) so you can learn all about the event and plan your own. I'm looking forward to lots of pictures of kiddos with smoothie mustachesJ. If you're planning on ordering the West Michigan Blend through Cherry Capital, the deadline for ordering is January 31!
There's also a couple of exciting job opportunities and some good webinars coming up, including the next in our Farm to ECE Mini Webinar Series and our Hoophouses for Health Webinar Series. If you missed any of our webinars from the last couple of weeks, they're all archived on our website!
· Unique partnerships to promote farm-to-school – MSU Extension
o Four school districts in Muskegon County received a USDA Farm to School planning. Read about their unique collaboration and farm to school innovation
· Farm to School Panel Discussion – January 30 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Ypsilanti
o Panelists will discuss the growing farm to school interest in Ypsilanti and how to become a vendor
· Michigan Cherry Slurp – February 14
o Show cherries some love and register your school or early childhood program for the Michigan Cherry Slurp! If you have questions, check out the webinar that we hosted with Cherry Capital and the Ecology Center last week, and follow the Michigan Cherry Slurp on Facebook
· Farm to ECE Webinar Series: Purchasing from Food Hubs - February 1, 2017 1:00 pm
· Hoophouses for Health Webinar Series – registration required
o Packaging and Display for Farmers Market Stands on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 8-9 p.m
o Basic Hoophouse/High Tunnel Design and Structure Options on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 8-9 p.m.
· Food Corps – deadline March 15
o Apply to be a FoodCorps service member! As a FoodCorps member, you'll get paid to dedicate one to two years of service to the challenging work of growing healthier bodies, healthier minds, and a more just world.
· Farm to Fork Coordinator (F2F) – Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Deadline February 3
o See attached for a part time, temporary position in Flint, MI
· Development Director – Growing Hope Ypsilanti, Deadline
o This position will provide leadership in planning, executing, and growing goals in annual giving, major giving, and sponsorships. See attached for more details
Munch on, Michiganders!
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