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Spannocchia Symposium II – Schedule

October 25-31, 2010
Monday(10/25) Tuesday(10/26) Wednesday(10/27) Thursday(10/28) Friday(10/29) Saturday(10/30) Sunday(10/31)

Morning Activity

N/A 8:30 – 10:30Discussion:

Engaging Communities through Outreach & Education

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00


Strategies & Innovations around Marketing & Branding

8:30 – 10:30Discussion:

Trends in Grassroots & Youth Movement to increase Access to Local Food

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00


Farmer’s Markets

7:30Depart Shelburne Farms

9:30 – 11:30

Visit at Jasper Hill Farm and Cellars

8:00depart Whole Foods


Visit Farmers’ Gate Market, Wales


Visit Lots to Gardens and St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, Lewiston


depart Lewiston for Nezinscot Farm

8:30depart Whole Foods


Visit Farmer’s Market, Deering Oaks Park, Portland


Tour Cultivating Community Boyd St. Gardens, Portland


depart for Turkey Hill Farm, Cape Elizabeth

Free time with home stay hosts10:00

depart Portland


N/A 12:00 – 1:00at Shelburne Farms 12:00 – 1:00at Shelburne Farms 12:00at Claire’s, Hardwick, VT 1:00Nezinscot Farm, Turner 12:30lunch prepared by CC youth participants 12:00TBA

Afternoon Activity

3:05Italians arrive at Boston airport

4:00 – 7:30

Drive to Shelburne Farms

5:00 – 7:00

New England participant arrivals at Shelburne Farms

1:00 – 3:30Shelburne Farms tour

4:00 – 5:30

Intervale tour and/or visit to City Market, Burlington

6:00 – 7:00

free time

1:30 – 3:00Discussion:

Connecting Restaurants to Communities: Culinary/Agritourism

3:00 – 3:30


3:30 – 5:00


Access to Farmland

5:30 – 7:00

Public Event:

Apples to Apples

Isabella Dalla Ragione & Nick Cowles

1:30Visit Pete’s Greens


Depart for Maine


Arrive Portland, ME

Meet and pick up for home stay hosts at Whole Foods

2:00Visit Nezinscot Farm


Visit New Leaf Farm, Durham

Afternoon activities with Cultivating Community, Cape ElizabethActivities TBA


Departure to home stays


Departure for Harvest Dinner

12:30Visit Appleton Farms


arrive Logan Airport


Flight to Italy departs


8:00Light dinner at Shelburne Farms 7:00Inn at Shelburne Farms 7:30Inn at Shelburne Farms With home stay hosts 6:00Potluck dinner & dance at Hydes, Pownal 6:30Harvest Dinner

Fiddlehead Art and Science Center, Gray

8:30 – 10:00Discussion: Role of Women in Farming


Feedback from Participants

“Ho trovato una visione olistica della alimentazione come punto focale di sviluppo e in particolare l’accesso  al cibo locale  come motore per il recupero delle diseguaglianze sociali . Dalla produzione al cibo per tutti, dai produttori e la forza della loro dinamica associativa alla rete di esperienze e professionalità, dalla terra alla comunità , (I found a holistic view of food as the focal point of economic development and, in particular, access to local food as a driving force for the recovery of social inequalities. This includes the production of food for everyone, to producers and the strength of their association with a dynamic network of expertise and professionalism, from the land to the community.)”

“The opportunity to reconnect with people that we had met the year before, in addition to meeting additional folks who are engaged with such exciting and inspiring work, was the highpoint for me.”