Transforming Our Local Food System
Our local food system already has many great components, but we know there is room to grow broader and deeper. We’re delighted to have June help us with building this network. In particular, she’s interested in helping us identify our resources, discover what the missing links might be, and how we can make our local food enterprises grow, and be more profitable, for all of us, from farms and fishing boats to processors, markets, restaurants and distributors.
Seacoast Local has organized this interactive workshop to increase the percentage of local food produced, sold and eaten in NH and across New England, as part of our mission to strengthen our local economy. We are bringing leaders in this movement together to create opportunities and solutions.
10:45 Specific strategies for transformation
12:00 How will we communicate and work together?
Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave. Parking available on site.
PO Box 1459
Portsmouth, NH 03802
June has been weaving economic and community networks for almost 20 years. Back then, she discovered complexity science and became intrigued with the phenomenon of transformation. How could communities change in ways that would make them good places for everyone?
WIth others in Appalachian Ohio, she began a stream of experimentation to discover how to encourage many more people to start and then expand businesses. With these entrepreneurs, she mobilized dozens of area organizations to collaborate and create an environment that would help these businesses innovate and work together.
After twenty years as executive director of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (www.acenetworks.org), she stepped down to devote her energies to helping communities around the globe form Smart Networks by training and supporting Network Weavers. She helps clients use Smart Network Analyzer social network mapping software to understand and enhance their networks.
Her recent Smart Networks projects have involved communities, regions, statewide collaborations, healthcare and hospital systems, national learning and innovation networks, and large corporations.
Clients include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the United Nations, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the Ohio University Voinovich Center, Kaiser Permanente, the Plexus Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Millennium Project, Interaction Institute for Social Change, the Veterans Administration, FAIMER, the Center for Working Families and many others.
She is available as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, network mentor or consultant on Network Weaving projects. She often partners on social network analysis projects with Valdis Krebs (www.orgnet.com), Jack Ricchiuto (www.designinglife.com) and the Plexus Institute (www.plexusinstitute.com), an organization committed to the application of complexity science to help people create healthier communities.
Visit her blog at www.networkweaving.com/blog