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Wisconsin Local Food Network strives to increase communication, coordination, equity, and participation in local, resilient, sustainable, healthy food and agricultural systems.

Our listserv was started in 2007 to help local food organizations across the state communicate and coordinate resources.

This post is a weekly summary of WLFN’s progress, partners, and learning.


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Food & the Wisconsin Idea
Thank you to Food and the Wisconsin Idea for planning our upcoming session! Join us in Madison or online this Thursday, September 20th, for Food & the Wisconsin Idea, when Jessica from Wisconsin Local Food Network will be joined by WLFN partners to help you learn ways to build a relational network!

Link to the Food and the Wisconsin Idea September 20 flyer

healthTIDE
Thank you to the healthTIDE team for the great team meeting! If you’re not already on a healthTIDE team, join today!

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healthTIDE Healthy Food Retail Team Meeting

UW Extension
Thanks to our partners at UW-Extension for brainstorming and planning ways we can create a more inclusive and participatory food, agriculture, and health systems in Wisconsin! We’re having wide-ranging conversations across Wisconsin, so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved!

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Beautiful tomato plants hanging over a wall on Langdon St, UW-Madison

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Thanks to our DHS partners for further discussing options for connecting farmers market nutrition incentive programs across Wisconsin!

Milwaukee Food Council
Thanks to our new friends at the Milwaukee Food Council for discussing ways to further connect all the great food policy work being done in Wisconsin!


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Healthy Kids Collaborative
Madison, WI
Healthy Food Systems Program Coordinator – Announcement & Job Description

Tosa Farmers Market
Wauwatosa, WI
Market Manager – Job Description

healthTIDE
Madison, WI
Program Administrator – Job Description

See the
WLFN Job Board
for all recent jobs!


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2018 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence
Rio, Wisconsin – September 14 – 16
The 2018 Permaculture Convergence is a practical workshop weekend with food, social networking opportunities and camping! You’re invited to participate for a couple of hours or the entire weekend.
Register Here  

ShareFest
Tenney Park Shelter, 300 N. Thornton Avenue, Madison – September 30th from 11 am – 2 pm (11 – 12 Potluck -bring your own plate, utensils, etc.,-; 11 – 2 Produce and Seed Swap plus Workshops. Free!)
Dane County TimeBank (the event organizer) is looking for volunteers who can bring seeds and/or staff the produce and seed swap tables.

Sustainability Skill Share
To be held June, 2019
Looking for instructors.
More info here, To volunteer, email lowtechinstitute@gmail.com

EPA Local Foods, Local Places Webinar
EPA will host a webinar to explain more about the Local Foods, Local Places program and funding selection process on October 4, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 EDT.
Register here

National Farm to School Month
Great Apple Crunch (Oct 11) – Registration
Wisconsin Chili Lunch (Nov 15) – Registration

LINCS School Garden Party
Monday, September 17, 4:00 – 6:00pm
242 S Prince St, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA
Follow event updates on W3’s Facebook page

2018 NICK Summit
A place for shared kitchen professionals to collaborate.
October 10th, 8 am – 5 pm
The Good Acre in Falcon Heights, MN
See blog for more info

The Inaugural Food | Ag | Ideas Week (FAI)
The week will be October 8-12th alongside of Twin Cities Startup Week
Grow North MN, 321 19th Ave South, University of MN, Twin Cities, MN
See Grow North website for more info

BIKE THE BARNS – Fairshare CSA
September 16th
Nishan Park in Reedsburg, WI
Register by September 6th for Bike the Barns!

Cut Flower Field Day
September 19th, 10am – 3pm
Greenlight Farm in Prairie Farm, WI
Use this link to add it to your calendar!

Dairy Pasture Walk
September 20th, 12:30-3pm
Hillside Dairy Farm, N3689 Riley Rd, Catawba, WI 54515
Use this link to add it to your calendar!

Community Prosperity Alliance BBQ Social
September 22nd, 4 – 7pm
English Ridge Orchard, County Highway A Richland Center, WI
See CPA Website for more info

See the
WLFN Public Calendar
for all events!


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EPA Local Foods, Local Places
Application info here
Webinar info here

Stateline Farm Beginnings 
Accepting farm business applications!
See details here

Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Ben and Jerry’s Foundation
See details here

View healthTIDE’s FUNDING ALERT
See details here

View Farm to School’s Funding Opportunities
See details here


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Michigan Farm to School: Kids in the Kitchen VIDEO


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