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March 20 Coffee Chat: Food Landscape Assessments with Kathy Nyquist - Shared screen with speaker view
Brianna Fiene
02:02
REAP Food Group- Madison, WI
Andrew Carberry
02:05
Andrew with Wallace Center, Little Rock, AR
Regan Emmons
02:10
Vernal, Ut
Ann Salatin
02:24
I am from SE Indiana, Food and Growers Association
Regan Emmons
03:34
Vernal, UT - Utah Farmers Market Network
Susan Schempf
04:02
Susan here with the Wallace Center, zooming in from New Orleans!
David Vaina
05:17
Hi, its David Vaina from Treasure Coast Food Bank in SE Florida.
Lawrence Holdsworth
05:30
Lawrence here with Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Courtney Crenshaw
05:33
Hi it’s Courtney Crenshaw from Health Care Without Harm
Annalina Kazickas
05:37
Hi all! Annalina Kazickas with the Wallace Center, located in DC
Gini Knight
05:48
Hi all, I’m Gini Knight with Community Food Strategies, supporting local food councils in North Carolina.
Teri McKenzie
06:11
Greetings from north Idaho!
My Nguyen
06:29
My (pronounced mee) presently near Piercy, CA
Annalina Kazickas
07:02
I'll also be taking notes here, which will be available on the FSLN site, after as well. You should be able to edit the document, so please add any resources or info if I've missed anything :) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HTVUet-dAoqQcF4GSfkANOWq2mEiZh-SBxYQctN8KPE/edit#heading=h.szf8a4w0cw32
Amanda Laban
08:04
Hi there! This is Amanda Laban from Salida, CO
Ann Salatin
12:30
Our community did a food assessment a few years ago. It did culminate in many ideas. However, the one we have hired the VCC for is to create a food system focused on farmers selling to institutions, ie hospitals, schools, & restaurants
Ann Salatin
18:41
Kathy, I apologize, I am coming in new. What is your website. I am involved in leading this forward. I would love to use all tools you have
Annalina Kazickas
19:00
https://newventureadvisors.net
Jess Gerrior
20:03
Preparing for an assessment now
My Nguyen
20:10
looking for example
Lawrence Holdsworth
20:13
Preparing
Teri McKenzie
20:17
Just learning about them for possible future use.
Regan Emmons
20:20
I’m just trying to learn about the tools
Susan Schempf
20:26
i've been involved in one
David Vaina
20:32
Largely looking for an example--we are at the very early stages here.
Gini Knight
20:32
Worked with some local food councils to do county food assessments. Preparing for regional food system assessment
Jess Gerrior
20:33
Looking to pilot in a low income neighborhood and eventually take it to regional scale in a rural area
Miah Ulysse
20:44
We will be doing a community foods assessment sometime this year to do a 10 year comparison to an eval done. Wanting to learn about how they’re done.
Courtney Crenshaw
20:50
Learning about different approaches to landscape assessments
Amanda Laban
21:07
Was part of an assessment in a rural county in CO, but am interested in finding other resources…
Ann Salatin
21:47
Our assessment spanned 1 year. It was good to have a length of time for people to learn about what our community needs and resources were.
Susan Schempf
23:01
An assessment I was involved with in Mendocino County resulted in a Food Action Plan that is now guiding food work in the community. It was a major community-based undertaking but helped get some great collaboration going
Ashley Colpaart
23:42
Did a food system assessment in 2013 for the city/county of Pueblo, Colorado in the past. (http://county.pueblo.org/sites/default/files/documents/Pueblo%20County%20Food%20System%20Assessment%20Public%20Health%20%26%20Food%20Access%20Report%202013.pdf) Now working on a national landscape assessment with ESI on incubator and shared use kitchens.
Jess Gerrior
24:37
One of our organizational partners is looking at why more people who are eligible or enrolled in SNAP are not using their double-up benefit at Farmers' Markets.
Gini Knight
25:09
Could the Southern Wisconsin assessment be shared and a link included?
Jess Gerrior
26:06
Another organizational partner is looking to address childhood hunger and another is looking to expand farm-to-school efforts in the region. We are trying to collect personal stories and also map food resources so all the partners can use the data to work more effectively on their own and together.
Susan Schempf
26:28
Kathy, can you speak to the level of capacity, staffing, support, etc. that is needed for an organization that is wanting to do an assessment?
Miah Ulysse
28:28
Would these assessments work at the level of an area within a city? I work in North Minneapolis and that’s where our focus is.
Jess Gerrior
28:58
Thanks for the equity question! I have the same.
Jess Gerrior
29:57
Could folks with background noise mute their mics?
Lawrence Holdsworth
34:16
can you guys hear me?
Gini Knight
34:34
No, we can’t Lawrence.
Rachel Brice
38:31
Question for Kathy or anyone else - can you speak to some of the major differences between urban and rural communities when it comes to pursuing assessment work? We are working in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, and are hoping to focus our study to better understand some of the gaps that exist here between food resources that exist and the level of access; e.g. "why, despite our best efforts, are the people who EAT here not connecting with the folks who GROW here?" We're also interested in understanding what are the NEEDS and WANTS of the residents in this region in terms of food resources. Most of this assessment work tends to be focused on urban populations, and the community composition is very different in a more rural area.
Rachel Brice
40:48
*Neighborhood* food system assessment resource: http://www.plan4health.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Boise2c-ID-Food-Assessment-Toolkit.pdf
Miah Ulysse
41:26
Thank you Rachel!
Ann Salatin
42:10
Rachel Brice, Our assessment was very much revolving around what your comments/frustrations are. We had a kickoff and then divided the resulting groups into study groups. We have a strong Food and Growers Association-a volunteer vision casting promoters of food and community and farmer education.
Amanda Laban
49:09
Thank you, Kathy and all who shared their experiences!
Gini Knight
49:22
Thanks everyone especially for these new great tools!
Teri McKenzie
49:28
Thank you to Kathy and the Wallace Center.
Susan Schempf
49:29
Thank you! I appreciate the offers and comments.
Jess Gerrior
49:30
Ann Salatin, let's you and Rachel and I follow up!