Coffee Chats

Connect With Other Gleaners

Our coffee chats focus on a different topic each month that poses relevant to gleaning organizations around the country. Previous topics include: CRM management/options, legal questions, volunteer management, fundraising and anything relevant to our members. 

Zoom Once a Month

Coffee Chats take place once a month and the topic is decided ahead of time. While there is no formal format, and each chat is based around the needs of that topic, generally you can count on outside professionals, speakers, and/or experts in specific areas speaking for the first half of the call. The second half is your time to ask questions, connect with, and learn from one another.   

 Upcoming Coffee Chats:

 September 21, 2023 (10am P T/11am MT/Noon CT/1 pm ET) Register here. Rachel Emus and Regina Grabrovac of Healthy Acadia (Maine) and Rachel Bishop and Lily Roberts of Upper Valley Mend (Washington) with Laura Lentz of Tierra Garden farm will share best practices for building and maintaining Relationships with Farmers.

October 26, 2023 (10 am PT/11am MT/Noon CT/1 pm ET) Register here.  Join Milo Petruziello from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association to provide an update on the Farm Bill and to talk about the work of the organization. 

 If you missed the August Coffee Chat, you ith Shawn Peterson on Systems Change, you can watch the replay here.  This dynamic presentation provides a framework for us to look at the larger context of why we glean and our potential to impact the food system. 

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