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Mahoning Valley Food Coalition to Host a Public Planning Workshop


Monday, April 20, 2015

On Thursday, April 23rd, the Mahoning Valley Food Coalition will host a public planning workshop on local food and its potential for strengthening our local economy, supporting healthier people and neighborhoods, and revitalizing our city. The workshop will be held at 5:30pm in the Radius Room at Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Ave. Youngstown, OH, 44509).

Youngstown is one of 26 communities nationwide participating in the new Local Foods, Local Places program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Delta Regional Authority (DRA), and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).This federal initiative provides technical and financial support to integrate local food systems into community economic action plans, help revitalize struggling downtowns, and preserve farms and undeveloped land. Federal partners will also be in town on Friday conducting planning activities and getting to know the city. The process will result in a report that can be used to integrate food into future planning efforts.

Please contact Liberty Merrill, YNDC Land Reuse Director, at 330.480.0423 for more information about this event.