WV FOODLINK of the Department of Geology and Geography is excited to announce that it will be hosting the Nourishing Networks: Food Access Planning Workshop on May 19th and 20th, 2016 at WVU. The workshop will address improving food access for urban and rural communities, preventing hunger, and discussing the food desert problem in WV. We invite any interested parties, be they students, professors, community members, non-profit workers, health professionals, or public servants, to register and attend.
Participants will receive exclusive access to WV FOODLINK tools such as our Community Food Access Portal (which allows organizations and individuals to create their own maps using WV FOODLINK data), our Nourishing Networks Report on the state of food access in West Virginia, and our Participatory Action Research Toolkit, designed to teach stakeholders how they can contribute to and be a part of the WV FOODLINK research project.
All workshop participants will receive training on how to use these tools to make a difference in their communities. The registration fee covers the costs of 5 meals and there will be many opportunities to network with other anti-hunger advocates across the state. If you register before Friday April 15th there is a 50% discount on the registration fee! You can find the online registration form here: http://bit.ly/1L7xVlh