The first “Community Jam” conference for Northern California harvesting/gleaning organizations was held June 8, 2013 in San Jose and organized by Village Harvest. Contact the organizers.
Sessions and Notes
The 2013 conference had an Introduction Roundtable, 4 breakout session time slots with 3 or 4 topics each, and a Closing Session. Click on a topic link for the notes and flipcharts created.
Raising Funds – How do we fund ourselves?
New Regulation of Donated Produce
Glean Web (+ software show and tell)
Common Back End Software /Process + Software Tools To Help Get Sleep (Common Software)
Making the Most of Volunteer Power
Seed Saving, Exchanging, and Planting
Edible City / Urban Food Forest: Reframing Our Work
Working with Food Banks and Food Agencies
Engagement/Organization – Learning how to best engage trees and volunteers, and Stay Organized
Keeping Up with Growth / Scaling Volunteer Roles
More Than Gleaning – Best Practices – cooking
Sustainability – How can we address the problem that gleaning is not a sustainable solution to hunger?
This conference was generously supported by the following:
Adobe Foundation Good People Fund
and the conference organizer Village Harvest and anonymous donors.