N e t w o r k
"A Network Weaver is someone who is aware of the networks around them and explicitly works to make them healthier (more inclusive, bridging divides). Network Weavers do this by connecting people strategically where there's potential for mutual benefit, helping people identify their passions, and serving as a catalyst for self-organizing groups." - June Holley
"A network is an organizing model that integrates participants who have common interests and work together to achieve shared goals" - Collective Mind
Although The Foodshed Network does not explicitly manage a network, we appreciate the capacity network building has as a lever for systemic change. We identify as Network Weavers, and champion transformation through building-bridges, cross-pollinating and strengthening the threads that connect us to each other - and our shared vision. Our 'Network', as our logo demonstrates, is a dynamic web of partners + community,
initiatives + programs, resources + experiences, visions + ideas. As we weave, opportunities are created
for conversations, experiences, connections and healing to happen. Sometimes our work is explicit and bold, other times it is implicit and subtle. Either way, it is all powerful and important and we are grateful for the opportunity to do this valuable work.
C O N N E C T I O N
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A D V O C A C Y
We enjoy learning, sharing and ideating with our colleagues who are also navigating food system transformation. Our participation in different Community of Practices helps us to align and grow into our purpose and benefit from the value of participating in networks.
We are proud participants in the following CoPs.
Connecticut Farm to School Collaborative
Food System Comms Circle
Food Systems Leadership Network
Hunger Outreach Network
North American Food Systems Network Leadership Circle
Regional Food System Partnership