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Reconnecting with Purpose

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Reconnecting with Purpose FAQ

By Violet Stone / August 10, 2020

  How does the program define ‘farm and food system change maker’? The program considers a change maker to be an educator, facilitator, supplier, community organizer, funder, steward or network builder in the New York food and farm system.  If you serve, support or collaborate with farmers (urban or rural) and/or NY food businesses in…

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Reconnecting with Purpose Resources

By Violet Stone / August 10, 2020

The “Reconnecting with Purpose” project uses the Circle of Trust® approach developed by the Center for Courage & Renewal. Participant’s sharing in the circle  is always by invitation, not demand.  About the Circle of Trust® Approach Participants in a Circle of Trust return to their homes, workplaces and communities, taking important resources with them. People…

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You’re Invited: Reconnecting with Purpose

By Violet Stone / August 10, 2020

As farm and food system educators or change makers working alongside rural and urban farm communities, we face enormous challenges to our efforts to support improved livelihoods of those we serve. Among these are climate instability, rapidly shifting markets, exorbitant land/lot prices, lack of resources, race/gender/class inequities, and labor shortages. While we may design focused…

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Cornell Small Farms Program

Reconnecting with Purpose

By Violet Stone / August 5, 2020

Project Leads: Violet Stone As farm and food system educators or change agents working alongside rural and urban farm communities, we face enormous challenges to our efforts to support improved livelihoods of those we serve. While we may design focused educational programs or convene groups to work towards change, our work can become daunting. Over…

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