These conferences speak to the heart, mind and hands of people of faith, challenging us to rethink our often insulated lives. If you want to be inspired and equipped to be part of the front-row connection between faith and food, this is for you! – Susan Sides, The Lord’s Acre
Since 2007, people throughout North Carolina have gathered together for regional Come to the Table Conferences. These daylong events bring together members of the faith community with farmers, gardeners, farmworkers, educators, health professionals, and community organizations to find ways to relieve hunger and support local agriculture.
Western Regional Conference Details
Friday, March 15, 2013
Southwestern Community College
The conference includes plenaries, topical breakout sessions, lunch, and networking opportunities. Registration Fee: $0-15 (sliding scale fee structure).
- 1. Food Insecurity in Western NC: Why our Neighbors are Hungry, and What People of Faith Can Do
- The Theology of Food and Agriculture: How Faith Can Guide and Inspire Our Work
- Empowering Youth Through Food Ministries and Projects
- Supporting Farmers, Supporting Families: How Can Local Food Be Accessible?
- Building Support for Your Ministry or Non-Profit
- Farmworkers: Supporting Those Who Harvest our Food
- Family Farms in Western NC: Challenges, Opportunities, and How People of Faith Can Help
- Getting Healthy Food into the Hunger Relief System: Tips for Gleaning, Preserving, and Distributing Local Food
- Community Gardening Part I: Basics for a Successful Community Garden
- Community Gardening Part II: Organizing Strategies For Sustaining Gardens and Other Food Projects
- How School Food Works: Opportunities for Healthy Local Food in Schools