Rural Coalition Assembly & National Rural Gathering – Traditional Food Systems: Building a Future for Our Children

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October 2, 2015 (All day) to October 3, 2015 (All day)


Taos Economic Development Center, Taos, NM

The Rural Coalition's Assembly and National Rural Gathering will take place in Taos, New Mexico this year where with our member and local host organization, the Taos County Economic Development Corporation, we will celebrate our shared work with a "Three Sisters Harvest Celebration of Beans, Corn and Squash." 

We will visit and engage in learning workshops at the Taos County Economic Development Center, a model traditional food hub with more than 25 years of experience in building a traditional food system to benefit the most vulnerable families and children of the region. We will share with each other the innovative strategies we have all developed to strengthen collaboration and traditional food systems as a way to increase resilience, support families, communities and our mother earth, and reduce child poverty and food insecurity. We will revisit our work in building cooperatives and people to people trade to build civic leadership and economic power within and between our communities. The event will also include dialogue with our federal partners on our progress and solutions to the challenges we face. 
The Rural Coalition Assembly and National Rural Gathering provide a place where diverse grassroots community based organizations, farmers and ranchers, farmworkers and youth engaged in agriculture can convene to share knowledge, connect and develop innovative grassroots solutions to secure resilience and food sovereignty and foster a more just, equitable food system. Join us to celebrate our 37 years of shared work.

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