Coalition Meeting Notes
CAFÉ Coalition Notes
Date:18 Oct 2023
Working Group Attendees:
Aspirational statement: Decrease the number of individuals in the Capital Region experiencing food insecurity
Promote collaboration across organizations and working groups
Teach to grow
No update from Dean Andrews (SU) and Monica Brown (DCFS). The point was to have Southern Capstone students to study the gap at different governmental agencies
Greater collaboration and promotion of the resources we all have. Teaching youth to advocate to adult family members in getting the support they need to ensure there is a manageable way make sure ← No owner
Wanting to find a pathway to mentor farmers and those coming out og Baton Roots education program. Conversation is still early in BRAEDA and Baton Roots have talked and will be moving forward soon. Need to ensure this is socio-economically accessible to all folks
NOTE: Baton Roots has the ag knowledge but not the business component,
Some large scale commodity farmers who are small holders may be a good target
Upcoming events and activities:
TOP has Empower 225 in Howell ParK and Ascent Project scheduling some meaningful community based activities. Also a food distribution with the families and Thanksgiving and Christmas. Howell Fest is coming up. AHA updated some recipe books that will be included in the giveaway boxes.
Sow Good Saturday is coming up in November 4 10a-12p. Also have volunteer events Thusday afternoon and Friday morning. Hibiscus season.
Baton Rouge Garden Alliance still mapping. Sharing a Google form to accept locations of those gardens even if it isn’t yours.
And if folks want a guest speaker, I am working with Prof Shivers at NYU on another project called Critical Voices
https://tockify.com/tkf2/submitEvent/ebac3818b7cc49c786eb0bb394d40381 to send events and info
BRAEDA Exxn Mobile YMCA just reopened. 11/2 DaY OF THE Dead at Pennington. WIl get some samples. Tuesday Market that week have Halloween week Do SNAP match up to $50 at all the markets. Anyone with FMNC can bring back voucher for $50.
BRAC Business development for farmers is specialized. SBDC 10/30 meeting and Chris SPalatin will bring up the development ideas. SULC is having a workshop at the Downtown library.
Bakery Opportunities for interns and/or data science for the group. Center for Urban Science and Urban Democracy Lab at NYU. For digital help please holler Last year had a student who digitized the locations of urban farms