Working with stakeholders in the Keeseville area, ANCA applied for and received a federal planning assistance award for 2016 called Local Foods, Local Places that is building the momentum around local food by connecting this movement with the broader community and revitalization efforts. The project works with a wide variety of Keeseville residents, businesses, and organizations to integrate existing revitalization efforts, identify new opportunities, and developed a project action plan.
Broad goals for this initiative are:
Keeseville was among the 27 communities selected from over 300 applicants to receive this assistance. A team of experts joined local stakeholders in a two-day workshop to develop an action plan to better tie together resources, identify missing pieces, and bridge gaps. We worked to prioritize next steps and identify roles, responsibilities, and resources to move forward. If any of the topics listed above interest or involve you, we encourage you to contact us to learn more.
The workshop was a participatory planning process on local foods and community livability, including group work sessions and networking that will result in an Action Plan. The two-day process was spent sharing ideas, information, enhancing coordination and cooperation on a number of important topics related to the local food economy and place-making, which included but were not limited to:
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