ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Improve Access to Healthy Food and Create a Better Sense of Place with a Well Managed Farmers Market
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Farmers markets have historically played a role in weaving together the social and economic fabric of communities. Farmers markets today still play the role of creating a sense of place and community. If the proper assets are in place a market can create activity in building local economies and leveraging assets for mainstream redevelopment projects, enhancing relationships between business, increasing access to fresh food, and making social services more visible to community members. Join the Sustainable Community Development Network and Local Government Academy for a webinar on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm as we explore examples of using Farmers Markets as a place-making tool. Heather Manzo, Penn State Extension Educator, will lead the webinar.
Heather Manzo specializes in food systems development and agriculture business development. She is a member of the Ag Entrepreneurship/Community Economic Development State Team. She provides technical assistance and educational workshops to individuals, businesses, organizations and community groups. Manzo is Co-Founder and Chair of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, and works at the regional and national level on select USDA initiatives, and is a contributing member of several food system professional associations. She has a BSBA in Communications and Marketing and a MS in Sustainable Systems; Agroecology.