Treasure Coast Extension Makes Space for Food System Connections Dec. 14
FORT PIERCE – The next Good Food Connections meeting of the season will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Good Food Connections meetings are free virtual networking events intended to help growers, distributors, retailers, food pantries, chefs, school food service, etc. make connections to strengthen our food system. This year-long session, we are joined by FAMU Extension Agent Jennifer Taylor, who will be helping to facilitate food system connections into north Florida. Let us know if you would like to be our featured speaker one month.
This month, join presenter Rob Ranieri with the House of Hope as he leads us on a virtual tour of their Palm City operation, including their greenhouses, packing house, and future grove site. Ranieri will explain how House of Hope uses the produce in their mission, and how small growers may be able to connect and use the packing house. Ranieri will also share information about the House of Hope’s Farm Intern program. Enrolled youth who have an interest in farming will have some good starter farming experience and skills after completing the program. Ranieri would welcome interested farmers in sharing agricultural employment opportunities with the interns and/or mentoring intern groups as they progress through their work-learn experience at the Palm City farm.
Please register in advance; there is no fee to participate.
4 to 4:15 p.m.: Informal networking and Introductions
4:15 to 5 p.m.: Virtual farm/packinghouse tour with Rob Ranieri, House of Hope
5 to 5:15 p.m.: Discussion & resource sharing from your extension team
5:15 to 5:30 p.m.: Wrap-up
To register for this session and the rest of the season, visit the registration page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-food-connections-2021-2022-tickets-184899869487. If you have any questions, call Carol Roberts at UF/IFAS Extension in St. Lucie at 772-462-1895. UF/IFAS Extension is an equal opportunity institution.