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Webinar: Improve Access to Healthy Food and Create a Better Sense of Place with a Well-Managed Farmers Market
7-19-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Farmers markets historically have played a role in weaving together the social and economic fabric of communities. Farmers markets today still continue to create a sense of place and community. When the proper assets are in place, a market can create activity in building local economies and leveraging assets for mainstream redevelopment projects. This enhances relationships between business, increases access to fresh food, and makes social services more visible to community members. Join the SCDN and Local Government Academy for a webinar on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm as we explore examples of using Farmers Markets as a placemaking tool. Heather Manzo, Penn State Extension Educator, will lead the webinar.
Heather Manzo specializes in food systems development and ag business development. She is a member of the Ag Entrepreneurship/Community Economic Development State Team. She provides technical assistance and educational workshops to individuals, businesses, organizations and community groups. Manzo is Co-Founder and Chair of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, and works at the regional and national level on select USDA initiatives, and is a contributing member of several food system professional associations. She has a BSBA in Communications and Marketing and a MS in Sustainable Systems, Agroecology.