Welcome to the Real Food Challenge Mid-Atlantic Regional Page
Contact your Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Organizers by emailing email@example.com. You can find their bios here.
Real Food Chesapeake 1-Day Conference
- Together we’ll learn how our current system harms consumers, producers, communities and the earth, and what real food alternative look like.
- We’ll hear from people who’ve had success leveraging their institutions’ buying power and moral authority towards building a better food system.
- Participants will have a chance to talk in their school groups about how to take this conversation forward.
SUMMER TRAINING 2012
This summer, we're hosting our first Mid-Atlantic training. Check it out:
Join us in College Park, Maryland on August 16-19th for a full weekend of engaging with the tools, skills, stories, and personal connections that help make real change possible---and leave with a solid action plan to bring back to your campus community for the coming year!
These trainings are geared towards all college students looking to start or strengthen a campaign for real food on their campus. We encourage participants to attend with at least one other student from their school to help create a campaign action plan as a team.
These trainings will provide a unique opportunity for students to learn from one another and experienced organizers working with RFC. They are also a great way for students to connect with the midatlantic organizers who will be supporting students in the region throughout the school year--and we'd love to see you there.
WHEN AND WHERE
- Start: 3pm on Thursday August 16th
- End: 3pm on Sunday Sunday August 19th
- University of Maryland - College Park
Pricing for the weekend (including all training costs, food & lodging) will be on a sliding scale of $35-$50. With a higher registration fee we will be able to offer more travel scholarships, but we also don't want to price students out of participating. Please pay as much as you are able to contribute!
(1) Please fill out this registration form (also below)
(2) Click on the Pay Pal link above to pay.
**You must complete both steps to reserve a spot.
Want to get involved in the planning process and/or help recruit students in your area? Other questions? Feel free to contact Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The training will feature a wide range of workshops, activities and games, as well as plenty of time to eat, cook and hang out together. Here is a description of a few of the workshops of the weekend:
- Storytelling for Organizing - Why do you do what you do? Telling stories about the food system and about our own lives is one of the best ways to teach, inspire and connect with those around us. In this workshop you'll have a chance reflect on your own experiences as well as learn the basics of how to construct a powerful public narrative to share with others.
- Inside the Corporate Food Service Industry - Did you know that your campus cafeteria is likely connected to a multi-national, multi-billion dollar food service industry? Who really controls what food ends up on your plate? It's not as simple as you might think! In this workshop, we go behind the cafeteria counter to explore what's really going on in the kitchens, on the loading docks and in corporate board rooms of some of the largest companies in the world. Together we'll also explore the incredible power students have to change the system and promote a real food economy on campus and beyond!
- Recruitment and Retention on a Busy Campus - Whether you're just starting a student group or dealing with year-to-year turnover, knowing how to attract new members and keep them around is of critical importance. In this workshop we'll discuss some simple tools to keep you on track. You'll also learn about 'relational meetings' and strategies for connecting one-on-one with fellow group members for long term success.