The city of Henderson is hosting a two-day community workshop to develop a plan for using local foods to support downtown revitalization. The workshop will focus on planning for a downtown farmers market and public space, but will also explore ways to improve walkability, promote downtown, and identify next steps in developing other food-related enterprises that could support economic and community development.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Department of Transportation (DOT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and Delta Regional Authority (DRA) selected Henderson for the Local Foods, Local Places technical assistance program, which will result in an action plan for strengthening our downtown through local foods.
A team of these agency partners and their consultants will join local stakeholders to conduct a workshop in Henderson on June 6th and 7th. Your participation and knowledge of the local area is needed to help make this event a success. The workshop will bring together many key stakeholders from throughout our region to develop an action plan primarily around, but not limited to, these goal areas:
The workshop will include presentations on community livability and the roles that local foods play in supporting it, plus small group working sessions and discussions on the community’s vision and goals, and specific actions for reaching them. The workshop will lay out an action plan for moving forward.
Your expertise, experience, and enthusiasm for the community and region will help make the workshop a success. We look forward to seeing you there.
Community Meeting – June 6th, 2017
More info: http://hendersonncdowntown.com/event/local-foods-local-places-community-meeting/
Planning Session – June 7th, 2017
More Info: http://hendersonncdowntown.com/event/local-foods-local-places-planning-session/
Other Upcoming Events:
Spring Fling: http://hendersonncdowntown.com/event/spring-fling-2017/
Independence Day Celebration: http://hendersonncdowntown.com/event/independence-day-2017-celebration/