CoFed is trying to reach students interested in food sustainability, food sovereignty, and food justice to come to either our West or East Coast retreats this summer. At these retreats students will connect with other similarly minded students and put energy into developing projects to bring more democracy into their campus food systems. Please forward this to all such students and student groups working in relevant fields.
CoFed, or The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, built out of the relationships growing between student food cooperatives. We launched nationally this past January to provide support and infrastructure for students creating student-run food cooperatives in regional clusters throughout the country and to further and institutionalize the food sustainability and food justice movements at our nation’s prominent universities. For more information about CoFed see – http://www.cofed.org/about/. Also check out our recent press – http://www.cofed.org/about/media-attention/
Why would a student want to come?
- Skill building
- Professional development
- To launch or expand a student food co-op!
- Learn about other projects and build on your own
- Eat yummy sustainable ethical food each day and all day
- Enjoy a beautiful natural landscape
For the East Coast –
Location – Hawthorne Valley Farm, A 400-acre, diversified Biodynamic farm that is part of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to agriculture, education, and the arts. Located 1 1/2 hours north of NYC.
We will be coordinating carpooling among the registrants
Dates – June 19thth to the 25th
For the West Coast –
Location – Orella Stewardship Institute – Santa Barbara, CA
Dates – June 11th to the 17th
Please send me an email if our work is interesting to you, even if you aren’t able to make the retreat.
The application can be found here – http://www.cofed.org/for-students/summer-2011-building-the-movement/summer-incubation-application/.
We have a limited amount of scholarships available. Scholarships applications will be accepted up until May 15th.
Please apply here and explain your financial situation –http://www.cofed.org/for-students/summer-2011-building-the-movement/cofed-summer-scholarship-form/