Network Café Series

Network Café Series
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On the first Friday of each month, September through April, the NH Food Alliance network hosts an informal and lively conversation with partners across the New Hampshire food system and beyond! Network Café topics often leading to further collaborations and projects; turning talk into action.

 


 

2023-24 Network Café Series:
A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience
 
A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience

What would it take for 30% of the food consumed in New England to be regionally produced by 2030? Join the NH Food Alliance network as we address this question during our 2023-2024 Network Café Series through A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience, a four-volume report of foundational food system data commissioned and released by the New England State Food System Planners Partnership. The report lays out an unprecedented compilation of the most current New England food systems data and frames the data intentionally to inspire conversation and action towards New England producing and consuming more of its own food.

During each Network Café, the lead researcher for each volume of A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience will join us to dig into the data. They will provide a short summary of the volume and answer questions, helping our network of partners utilize the report in strategic planning, fundraising, advocacy, and other work as we continue to build vibrant food systems in New Hampshire and New England.

The New England State Food System Planners Partnership is a collaboration among six state-level food system organizations and Food Solutions New England. Please note that our September Network Café will be held on the second Friday of the month to avoid the Labor Day holiday weekend. If you have questions about our 2023-2024 Network Café Series, reach out to our Communications Coordinator, Colleen Stewart, here

 
Focus Group: A Research Approach to Food System Resilience 
March 2024 NC

MARCH 1, 12-1PM | REGISTER HERE
As part of the NH Food and Agriculture Strategic Plan process, the NH Food Alliance has taken advantage of a unique opportunity through the University of Vermont's (UVM) Alternative System Pathways for Interconnected Resilience, Equity, and Sustainability (ASPIRES) program. Join the March Network Café for a focus group run by the ASPIRES team to glean information about our food system’s research needs. The information you share during this café will be purposeful in two ways; it will inform the NH Food and Agriculture Strategic Plan and will shape the ASPIRES program outcomes, making funding available in the years ahead for New Hampshire’s food system organizations to initiate collaborative research projects.

Ahead of this listening session, the ASPIRES team kindly asks that you take a brief preliminary survey. Your survey responses will shape the focus group discussion and guide the facilitators towards meaningful solutions. Take the survey here and use the following information when filling it out.
Focus Group Date: 03/01/2024
Focus Description: NH2

 

A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience: What's Next for New Hampshire? Looking forward as a network

APRIL 5, 12-1PM | REGISTER HERE
Details and description to come!

 


 

Past Network Café Summaries and Recordings

Catch up on past Network Cafés! Read summaries and watch recordings of below.

 

On February 2, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "NH Food and Agriculture Strategic Plan: An Introduction and Input Session" as part of…
On January 5, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "The Economic Impact of Our Food System," part of our 2023-2024 Network Cafe Series.
On December 1, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "The Economic Impact of Our Food System," part of our 2023-2024 Network Cafe Series.
On November 3, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "Estimating Production for Regional Self-Reliance," part of our 2023-2024 Network Cafe…
On October 6, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "Estimating Resilient Eating Patterns," part of our 2023-2024 Network Cafe Series.
On September 8, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience," part of our 2023-2024 Network Cafe…
On April 7, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "Growing Food in a Changing Climate," part of their 2022-2023 Network Cafe Series.
On March 3, 2023, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "REAPing the Benefits of Energy Efficiency in our Food System," part of their 2022-…
On February 3, 2023, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "Wasting Less Food in New Hampshire," part of their 2022-2023 Network Cafe Series.
On January 6, 2023, the NH Food Alliance (NHFA) hosted "Where Global Climate meets Local Food," part of their 2022-2023 Network Cafe Series…