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Friday, May 10, 2019

Request for Proposals: 2019 Farms, Food and Health Conference in Traverse City, MI

**Please forward to your local food, farming, food access & public health networks, apologies for any cross-posting**

The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities is seeking submissions to present at the third Farms, Food & Health Conference September 26-29, 2019 in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. 

This unique conference brings together health practitioners, employers, teachers, farmers, poverty reduction advocates, human resource professionals, foodservice directors and others interested in connecting the dots between healthcare, wellness and locally grown food.

Locate the full request for proposal at and attached as a PDF.  The submission form can be accessed here.

Conference Themes Include:  

  • Food Access Novel approaches to increase access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables in schools, hospitals, health departments, food banks/pantries, worksites and more;

  • Good Food Policy Examples of relevant organizational, local, state and national policies;

  • Local Food on Menus Local food sourcing and menuing;

  • Local Food/Nutrition Programs and Behavioral Health Ways to connect physical and mental health using food, policy, access or education.

Submissions are due on JUNE 3, 2019

Please share this widely within your networks as we are seeking innovative programs and initiatives from across the Midwest.  

Co-hosts include for this event include Munson Healthcare, Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District.

Please contact paula(at) with any questions regarding the RFP process. 

Meghan McDermott | Food & Farming Program Director

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 148 E Front St, Suite 301  |  Traverse City, MI 49684

The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities is a Traverse City based non-profit. Our work is member-funded and community-driven. Protect what you love. Become a member of Groundwork today.

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