communities of practice & action committees

The RI Farm to School Network is designed around active participation of members and works best when a diversity of voices, experiences, identities, and perspectives are shared to advance our collective farm to school goals.

Are you interested in connecting with other Network members?

Join a

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

Learn from others working in similar farm to school spaces to share ideas, resources, challenges and solutions. These informal groups regularly meet virtually or in-person. Join as many COPs as you like and participate in as many group discussions as you choose! Each COP will have a listserv for information sharing and discussion.

Purchasers

Farmers/Fishers/Producers

Education

Food/Agriculture/Nutrition/Gardens

Are you interested in supporting and shaping the future of the Network?

Join an

ACTION COMMITTEE

Learn from others working in similar farm to school spaces to share ideas, resources, challenges and solutions. These informal groups regularly meet virtually or in-person. Join as many COPs as you like and participate in as many group discussions as you choose! Each COP will have a listserv for information sharing and discussion.

Support core activities of the Network and help advance our strategic priorities. Action Committees meet quarterly (at a minimum) and no more than monthly, as agreed upon by the members of the committee.

Purchasers

Communications & Engagement

Events, website, e-News, marketing & promotion

Farmers/Fishers/Producers

 

Network Coordination & Development

Network recruitment, Network directory, funding, DEI

Education

Food/Agriculture/Nutrition/Gardens

Local Foods in Schools

“Local” definition, local tracking system, solutions for expanded local procurement

School-Based Initiatives

Gardens/Education – points of integration in core content areas, lesson plans, classroom/before-after school resources