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Inclusive Community Development & Sustainable Livelihoods: The Wealth Creation Approach

The Wealth Creation in Rural Communities framework is a place-based systems approach to rural development that aims to restore, create and maintain wealth in low wealth areas by simultaneously improving economic, environmental and social conditions.  On Wednesday April 17, Cornell alum Shanna Ratner, a leading practitioner, will share its principles and the transformative opportunities it offers for community driven food systems development, and collaborative learning and research. There will be two events, an interactive seminar, followed by a community presentation and workshop. Details, including a downloadable PDF flyer and Facebook event links, are available here. Please forward as appropriate.  All events are free and open to the public, with light snacks and refreshments served. Please join us!
Engaged Learning + Research Seminar
Wealth Creation Approach to Community & Economic Development
Stern Seminar Room 160, Mann Library,  Cornell University
10:30am – Noon
Community Presentation and Workshop 
Food Value Chains: Creating Health & Wealth for All
Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library
4:00– 5:30pm
Funding support generously provided by Cornell Engaged Learning + Research Center, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Cornell Participatory Action Research Network (cPARN), Food Agriculture and Nutrition Group (FANG), New World Agriculture and Ecology Group (NWAEG), Department of City & Regional Planning and GPSAFC. Cohosted by Mann Library as part of its ongoing Connected Minds, Resilient Communities programming, in collaboration with Tompkins County Public Library. Cosponsored by the Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), Building Bridges, Cornell Small Farms Program, SCNY Food & Health Network, Greenstar Community Projects, and Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network.

Violet Stone

Violet Stone

Violet is the coordinator of the Baskets to Pallets project, which seeks to prepare small and mid-sized farmers to enter intermediated market channels such as food hubs, groceries, schools and cooperatives.  She also serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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