The Appalachian Virginia Food Systems Network is hosting an inaugural convening in Wytheville, VA on March 18th, 2016. This gathering will bring together a diversity of people who are interested in building a regional food system that is strong and vibrant, that fairly benefits all southwest Virginians.

We will share findings and recommendations from the recent Appalachian Foodshed Project (swVA) community food security assessment. We will also learn about some new digital opportunities for collaboration. But most importantly, this gathering will be space to connect with other people and organizations who are committed to building a stronger, more resilient southwest Virginia.

Please join us to explore how our collective work and energy can work to build a southwest Virginia food system that is strong, vibrant, and fair.

Feel free to share this invitation with others who should be at the table, including people working on issues of  housing, health, environment, social justice, and community development. Lunch will be provided, but space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Date: Friday, March 18th

Location: Wytheville Community College

Time: 9am registration and networking; 10am-4pm Convening