My comments below-
Sarah Cass Donaldson
Seeking Common Ground, CSA
Honeoye Falls, NY
Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> From: csana <email@example.com>
> Subject: NE CSA Conference
> You as CSA growers, members, and advocacy groups MAKE the conference and we
> need your advice.
> What subjects would you like to see presented?
Seeking Common Ground is a first year CSA, located about 15 miles
south of Rochester, NY. We are a participatory CSA with an educational
base. I would like to see a track on Workshops that can be used with
Members. This would include, Children's Workshops, Adult Workshops and
Combination Adult/Child Workshops. Lesson Plans for workshops, time
limits, pre and post activities (linking workshop w/daily living).
I would also like to see a Picture Gallery Set up with pictures from as
many CSAs as possible. Perhaps a Photo Award for a few catagories.
I would like a workshop on Fund Raising development and grant writing.
What grants are available. How involved is it to submit grants.
I would also like a workshop on Public Relations/Promotion.
A structured small group discussion group on a few topics would also be
interesting. Participants could pick a topic of choice and join that
group. Someone from each group could report back to the group.
About how many people will attend (estimate)? Name tags w/farm on it is
> Who would you suggest for possible presenters or workshop leaders?
> I would be happy to present any of the workshops noted above, and help
out (a few hours) with logistics on the day(s) of the event.
I also suggest contacting our farmer, Woody Wodraska as a presenter. He
is well versed in many areas of CSAs and an excellent presenter.
> If you are knowledgeable in certain areas, let us know what the subject is
> and if you would be willing to participate in a panel or lead a workshop.
I'm knowledgeable in Festivals, Education, Training, and Public
I am willing to participate in a panel or lead a workshop.
> Please include name, address, phone, farm or organization you represent,
> and telephone with any correspondence.
Sarah Donaldson -Core Member
137 Howell Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
farm: Seeking Common Ground, CSA
1563 W. Bloomfield Road
Honeopy Falls, NY 14472
Please send me a registration packette.