Want to learn more about the food system in Alamance County? Click the link to learn more. Alamance County Food Accessibility Inventory
Highlighting strategies being implemented in Alamance County — Schoolyard Garden Initative
There are 15 teachers at EAE who have designated themselves as “Pilot Teachers” they are helping us sustain, plan and integrate this into our curriculum. We have gotten several PD opportunities with a environmental education professor at Elon as well as some partners at the Agricultural center. Our garden club is about 45 students who are so anxious to get their hands dirty! We plan on meeting every Tuesday from 3-4p.m. with a group of garden club members. Our 4th graders are attending a Farm-to-Table field trip on September 20th where they will learn about where food comes from before it is in the store or on our plates. These experiences have already spiked students’ curiosity and engagement.
Our leadership souls are impassioned and eager to continue on this amazing journey with the help of you and our community partners!
The Alamance Food Collaborative released its strategic plan on October 27th and began a conversation with the community about our food system.
Who are we?
ALAMANCE FOOD COLLABORATIVE BACKGROUND
Situated between the Triad and Triangle regions, Alamance County residents often commute outside the county for work, entertainment, recreation, and healthy food options. Not only is this lost revenue for the county but also a loss of talents and skills. Therefore, addressing the county’s health is broader than simply looking at what happens within healthcare systems.
In April 2015, Healthy Alamance and Impact Alamance invited approximately 25 organizations and individuals to participate in the first meeting of what would later be named the Alamance Food Collaborative. Regular meetings are attended by approximately 30 participants, representing entrepreneurs from the local restaurant industry and private sector, academics from Elon University, public health and healthcare sectors, non-profit leaders, farmers, and local government. This group is focused on creating infrastructure to Alamance County’s food system that will have a lasting impact and influence the health of the community and economic viability.
Elected officals, Alamance County Commissioners
United Way of Alamance County
Alamance County Health Department
The Eddy Pub
Cone Health-Alamance Regional
Peaceful River Farm
Planner, City of Graham
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
CoOperative & Press Coffee & Crepes
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