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FW: Racial Equity in Farm to School Training Series


Please see more information below about an upcoming Racial Equity in Farm to School Training offered by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina and North Carolina State University's Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Farm to School Initiative. The sessions start next week, so do take a look and register if you're interested!




Colleen Matts

(she, her, hers)

Director, Farm to Institution Programs

Coordinator, Michigan Farm to Institution Network

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From: 'Kirsten Blackburn' via NFSN Partners <>
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 at 8:43 AM
Subject: Racial Equity in Farm to School Training Series

Good morning, 

Please share across your networks.  

The Farm to School Coalition of NC and CEFS Farm to School Initiative are hosting a FREE five-session training series on Racial Equity in Farm to School. We hope you will join us for this training that is sure to be filled with important information, compelling discussions, and accessible action items.

   Register here: Racial Equity in Farm to School

This free, 120 min workshop series will be led by a team from we are. The series has been structured to allow for extended learning for past attendees while remaining accessible for new participants. Session dates are below and every session will take place from 3:00-5:00pm ET, virtually. Join us!

Session Dates (register for one or all!):
June 21, 2022 (Implicit Bias)
July 19, 2022 (Language Analysis & Speak Up)
August 30, 2022 (History and Policy) 
September 20, 2022 (Curriculum and School Meals)
October 25, 2022 (Community Praxis Sharing in Farm to School)

Key Objectives: 

  • Understand how biases contribute to systemic harm
  • Make connections between language and power
  • Apply a racial equity lens to farm to school practices


For questions, contact Kirsten Blackburn,




Kirsten Blackburn | she/they (why pronouns?

Center For Environmental Farming

Farm to School Outreach Coordinator

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