Friday, November 18, 2011

Action Planning Survey

 The Closing the Food Gap symposium on November 10, 2011 featured two facilitated action planning sessions providing participants with the opportunity to express concerns and voice ideas. Each session focused on identifying gaps and needs within the regional food shed and developing ideas, opportunities and strategies to cultivate collaborative alliances.

This survey provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations that were not able to join the symposium to include their thoughts and ideas. We invite and encourage everyone with an interest in food issues to take part in this survey - especially those in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties (& Beyond!)

After completing the survey, please feel free to forward to others who are involved in food access, availability, and usage issues.  Thank you!

Click here for the South Central PA Food System Survey

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Farm to Institution

Only two days remain until the Closing the Food Gap events!  If you didn't get to register but are interested in attending the half-day symposium, contact Kathy Gaskin (; 717-337-4137) or Cheryl Burns (; 717-241-4361)

Here is the line-up for the Farm to Institution Info Sessions:
Case Studies:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Community Connections

With one week to go before the symposium, we'll whet your appetite with a peek at the case studies being shared during the Community Connections Info Sessions.  

Case Studies: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Registration extended!

Registration for the half day symposium has been extended through Thursday, November 3rd.  Space may still be available after the 3rd, so if you missed the deadline but are still interested, please contact Kathy Gaskin (; 717-337-4137) or Cheryl Burns (; 717-241-4361).  

Friday, October 14, 2011

Registration is Now Open!

Please join us for a unique opportunity to learn about our regional food shed and work together to positively impact the entire South Central PA food system. 

Visit the agenda & registration pages on this blog for detailed event information including registration materials and information about both the afternoon symposium and evening South Mountain Speaker Series event.

Registration for the Connecting Community & Local Food symposium is due by November 1, 2011.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Save the Date!

Join Healthy Adams County, Wilson College, and the Capital Resource Conservation & Development Council on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM for  Closing the Food Gap; Connecting Community & Local Food and stay through the evening , 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for the South Mountain Speaker Series event, Closing the Food Gap in South Mountain featuring keynote speaker  Mark Winne, author of "Closing the Food Gap" & "Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin' Mamas".

This professional symposium, hosted at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, will provide participants  the opportunity to learn more about food security issues and programs addressing access, availability and usage concerns, as well as contribute in action planning sessions focused on the needs of the region.  These sessions will identify gaps, opportunities, programs, and develop ideas that that may ultimately aid organizations and businesses to collaborate more fully and better serve the residents of South Central PA. 

Mark Winne, the keynote speaker for Closing the Food Gap in South Mountain will provide a special address and provide guidance as we move through the afternoon in both learning and action planning sessions and we are also proud to highlight many projects connected to the Adams County Food Policy Council and the broader South Mountain Landscape. 

Prior to the evening keynote address, symposium participants will have exclusive access to a networking reception featuring locally grown & produced refreshment and the unique opportunity to meet individuals, organizations, & businesses that are committed to working together to improve our regional food system. 

Anyone whose professional, volunteer, or personal interest work focuses on any aspect of food, nutrition education, or  food security & income issues should attend - your input is valuable and we hope you will be able to join us.  So, circle the date on your calendar and keep an eye on your inbox or our blog for event registration information coming later in September.

For questions about participating or providing event sponsorship, please contact Kathy Gaskin (;  717-337-4137) or Cheryl Burns (; 717-241-4361).