January eNews from GardenShare:

GardenShare Begins 2022 with Gratitude
A new year opens us to endless possibilities. As we continue in our work towards a just food system, we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you. Without you, none of our work is possible. GardenShare is surrounded by incredible partners, enthusiastic volunteers and generous donors. Thank you for your generosity- whether you’ve given the gift of time, of thought or financial gift, we appreciate it.

We hope you’ll join us as we pursue some exciting new initiatives in 2022 to ensure our vision of healthy food, healthy farms, everybody eats.

Seeking Communication and Engagement Coordinator
Are you a Communications whiz with a passion for local food and food justice? Do you wake up at night with ideas to engage our community on food access issues? Do you know someone who may be the perfect fit for this position? What are you waiting for? Click here to find out more! https://www.gardenshare.org/content/communication-and-engagement-coordinator-job-posting
Of course, we appreciate any help you can offer by spreading the news too- please share far and wide to help GardenShare find the next member of our team!

AG and Food Producers Academy

Fond Farewells and Words of Welcome at the GardenShare Board
Change, as they say, is inevitable. For GardenShare, the retirement of two long-serving Board members marks, in many ways, the end of an era. Carol Pynchon and Sarah Bentley-Garfinkel have finished their terms on the GardenShare Board, each having provided inspiration, leadership and energy to the work of GardenShare. Many of us hold fond memories of working with Carol and Sarah, and it is rather impossible to describe the impact that they’ve had on GardenShare’s work and the difference they’ve made in our community. The GardenShare team wishes to say thank you and congratulations! While it is bittersweet to bid farewell to Sarah and Carol at the Board table, we are heartened and grateful that both will remain active volunteers with the organization, serving on the Outreach and Education Committee and the Development Committee, respectively.

Of course, Board renewal also gives us the chance to welcome new leaders as well. GardenShare is excited to welcome Katrina (Kat) Manierre and Martha Palmer to the Board in 2022. Each brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board. We encourage you to learn more about them by checking out the “Meet the Board” section of our website (https://www.gardenshare.org/node/305)- we’re certain you’ll be as impressed as we are!

Save the Date! FEED BACK: Meeting in the Middle Coming Soon
This year’s FEED BACK: Meeting in the Middle Food Justice Summit is taking place virtually on February 23rd and 24th, 2022. Craigardan is partnering with the new Adirondack Food System Network and the Adirondack Health Institute to present a rich, informative, and exciting event.

Interested? Make sure you SAVE THE DATE! Organizers are also looking for presenter proposals and sponsorships. Submission forms are available on the website. Please share widely with your networks and get your proposals in asap.

Find more information here: https://ahihealth.org/2022fjs

Growing Your Mind
The new year always presents itself as the perfect time to pursue new projects and cooking adventures. This month, we encourage you to check out Annette Nielson’s Northern Comfort: Fall and Winter Recipes from Adirondack Life. https://www.alibris.com/search/books/isbn/9780922595396

This locally-inspired cookbook presents a collection of more than one hundred recipes that have appeared in fall and winter issues of Adirondack Life Magazine. In this book, you’ll find traditional classics like French-Canadian meat pie and venison stew, as well as contemporary dishes using local produce, from apples to squash to maple syrup and honey. Because of it’s focus on seasonal eating, you’ll want to challenge yourself to source your ingredients through GardenShare’s Local Food Guide (https://www.gardenshare.org/index.php/food-guide)! Find a particularly delicious recipe? Let us know about it!