Past Program #2
Since 2018 the FSLN has offered a wide range of opportunities for network members to connect, learn and grow. Through consistent, deep listening for emerging opportunities, challenges, and trends in food systems change and adapting services accordingly, the network responds to the evolving needs of food systems leaders. Explore past programming here.
A six month creative journey for three community-based teams to catalyze breakthrough ideas, new approaches, and innovations for building community food security through community-based food systems.
Organizational Capacity-Building Mini-Grants provided support of up to $1,000 for 14 organizations to prioritize strategies for strengthening their effectiveness, capacity, and long-term health and sustainability. Mini-grants supported all-staff retreats, racial equity trainings, and peer-to-peer site visits.
Professional Development Scholarships of up to $500 supported 22 network members to attend conferences, trainings, and workshops. Scholarships helped cover the costs of registration, travel, lodging, and per diem.
peer learning circles
Small groups of FSLN members met virtually to connect and build relationships, tackle individual and collective “sticky issues” and challenges, and provide encouragement and support to one another in a confidential and supportive environment. Peer Learning Circles have been focused on supporting Executive Directors, communications staff, food hub networks, incorporating self-care into the workplace, and more.
FSLN members explored topics of shared interest, exchanged perspectives, and connected over lively and informal book club discussions. In some cases, groups were joined by the book’s authors!