EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN:
A COMPREHENSIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM
THURSDAY SEPT. 17 - SUNDAY SEPT. 20
Just because you work in food doesn't mean you have to work with food. This practicum offers professionals and jobseekers in the GFJ community knowledge, connections, and skills to make a lasting positive impact on our food systems - extending far beyond working in the kitchen. We'll explore the less-obvious, but equally important food work - pertaining to renewable energy, water quality, seed saving, waste, and soil. See complete details below.
Everything But the Kitchen will take place in the complex and beautiful Sullivan County, located in the heart of the Catskill Mountain bioregion.
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT GOOD FOOD JOBS...
We've long struggled with the reality of running an online business - technology can be so cold, impersonal, and isolating. That's why our mission has always been to use this screen-based interface as a tool to increase in-person interaction, foster continuing education, and help individuals create the kinds of lives they want to be living.
Over the past 5 years, we've cultivated a community of nearly 70,000 users. While we respect the enormity of that large number, what we find most compelling is how we feel when we connect with each individual that we meet in the Good Food Jobs community. Inevitably, those people become good friends, because they understand that our common interest in food is about so much more than the food itself - it's about how people connect, how we nourish ourselves and each other, how we interact with the natural world.
Getting folks together within the GFJ community has not been without it's challenges, but we are always scheming up new ways to make it happen. This September, we're teaming up with the amazing gang at Eco Practicum to put on a 4-day in-person program in the Catskills, and we hope you'll join us (yes, you!)
Although there is limited space, and the nature of an in-person meetup is that it can only happen in one place and at one time, we are choosing to follow our own advice and move forward. As always, our goal is to continue to learn from our experiences and come up with ways for us all to connect around our deep love of food.
Taylor & Dorothy
Co-Founders, Good Food Jobs
GET YOUR TICKETS!
Registration is open. Purchase your tickets here.
Tickets are limited, so we urge you to make your purchase asap.
Visit Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center and learn how they power their home with wind and solar
Work on Root N' Roost farm and see how their human and animal powered farm grows fruits and vegetables on 2 acres.
Meet regional Slow Food coordinator and farmer at Channery Hill Farm and learn about the politics and science of seed saving
Participate in an on-site composting workshop and learn about the basic science of soil
Build a rain catchment system and learn about the Catskills reservoir network, which makes up the largest unfiltered water system in the world
We're keeping it rustic. Join us at Camp Shomria in Liberty, NY (in the Catskill Mountains): shared cabins (w/ electricity), central bathroom and shower facility, and open fires allowed.
$680 / person includes transportation during the program, lodging, meals, and all programming.
All transportation during the program is covered. We will be traveling everywhere together. You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the practicum.
GFJ has generously awarded a number of full and partial scholarships. Congratulations to the recipients!
IS CHILDCARE AN ISSUE?
Please contact us if you need childcare during the practicum.
YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS ... WE'VE GOT ANSWERS
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas.
We hope to see you there!