School Garden Summit and Farm to School Summit
Second Annual Oregon School Garden Summit Friday, January 30th, 2015 and Oregon Farm to School Summit Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Both at the historic Willamette Heritage Center (aka Mission Mill) in downtown Salem.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL GARDEN SUMMIT
In January of 2014, over 200 people came to Salem for the First Annual Oregon School Garden Summit. Highlights included garden education workshops, resource-sharing and state-wide networking. Participants found it inspiring and exciting to meet each other, share information, get new tools, and make plans. In 2015, we are offering tracks for both beginners as well as experienced school garden coordinators, and offering hands-on workshops and opportunities to showcase diverse school garden projects.
ABOUT THE FARM TO SCHOOL SUMMIT
The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network (OFSSGN) has been hosting “annual meetings” in November for several years. This winter, that event is shifting to a conference/summit format, and moving to January to be side-by-side with the School Garden Summit. It will include workshops and sharing on all aspects of Farm to School programs, from contracting to in-cafeteria education to field trips.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BOTH EVENTS will be shared here, and will also be posted on the Oregon Department of Education's Farm to School and School Garden Website, as details become available (including agendas, overnight lodging suggestions, and registration.) Additional details about last year’s events are also available on the ODE site. Planners hope folks will attend both events, and build stronger connections between cafeteria programs, garden programs, and off-site educational programs.
Fine print: The School Garden Summit and Farm to School Summit are both projects of the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network, and there are teams planning both events. If you have specific questions, comments, or offers, Kasandra Griffin of Upstream Public Health is the primary organizer/convener/contact person of the School Garden Summit, and Megan Kemple of the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition is the primary organizer/convener/contact person for the Farm to School Summit.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Oregon Department of Education
Tobacco Retail Assessment Briefing
Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Health Equity Alliance are working with the Multnomah County Health Department to develop sound policies that curb youth access to and use of tobacco. Over the summer we have been conducting a comprehensive tobacco retail assessment to understand how tobacco products are priced, promoted, and sold in Multnomah County. We are currently analyzing that data, and will be publishing a report of our finding.
On November 13th, the Board of Commissioners at Multnomah County briefed on emerging issues around youth access to tobacco and e-cigarettes. On November 25th, come hear about proposed policy solutions to curb youth access.
What: Come hear experts present policy solutions to curb tobacco access and use by youth in our community. Reserve your seat by e-mailing Upstream at Nafisa@upstreampublichealth.org.
When: Tuesday, November 25, at 10:00am - 11:30am
Where: Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Room 100, Portland, OR 97214
For more information about these briefings, please see the Board of County Commissioners Board Meeting page here. We hope you will join us to learn more about this emerging issue impacting the health of our community.
Upstream's Fall Happy Hour for Health!
When: Tuesday, September 30th from 6-8pm
Where: Wilder Bar Cafe located at 5501 NE 30th Avenue in North East Portland. Click here to see a map.
Reasons you should attend our Fall Happy Hour for Health . . .
- Hear City Club President, and former Portland Mayor, Sam Adams speak about plans to improve dental health for our kids and families.
- Receive an update about Upstream's new Dental Health Initiative
- Enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages
- Network with cool like-minded people
- Check out Wilder Bar Cafe, owned by former Upstream Co-Director Raquel Bournhonesque!
Tickets are $20, unless you are an ongoing monthly donor to Upstream then your admission is free! All proceeds benefit Upstream. Space is limited so sign up here today!
Thank you to our happy hour sponsor
2014 Health Impact Assessment Training
A full day health impact assessment workshop designed for practitioners and consultants who work in planning, evaluation, or assessment led by Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Public Health Institute. Health Impact Assessments are one tool among many to incorporate a “health in all sectors” perspective. HIA has been used in the Pacific Northwest to prevent unintended negative health consequences and promote health through land use, transportation, education, energy, budgeting and other proposals. Lunch and coffee included. This training was developed with support from a grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The primary goals of this workshop are to:
· Increase multi-sectoral understanding of HIA rationale and process
· Increase multi-sectoral understanding of key public health concepts and social determinants of health
· Help participants understand when an HIA is appropriate and, if not, what other options exist for providing decision-makers with information about health impacts
· Identify opportunities to integrate HIA or similar health assessments into existing assessment practices and projects
· Strengthen relationships between organizations interested in integrating public health considerations into their work
Who should attend: Public and private sector professionals whose work informs decisions about policies, plans, and projects that shape the built, natural, and social environments, including:
· Planners, Architects, Developers
· Economists, Policy Analysts
· Health Education and Promotion Specialists, Community Engagement Specialists
· Impact Assessment Specialists, Evaluators
Click here to download an agenda.
Cost: $115 general rate; $100 for OAPA, WTS, and OPHA members; $85 for 501c-3 non-profit participants; $25 for students (limited number of spaces) - FULL, please email email@example.com to be added to the wait list for a student spot; $0 for volunteers who receive scholarship based on financial need - FULL, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the wait list for a volunteer spot.
Need a carpool? Email Jessica.email@example.com for information.
CHES Continuing Education Credits: pending approval