Lucy Sweeney, Development Officer for Individual Giving and Events at The Food Project, writes about her experience at the Winter Institute. She is on the left in the front row in the photo above.
Last week, I participated in The Food Project’s Winter Institute. As a relative “newbie” to the staff, I was hoping to gain a deeper understanding of our Seed, Dirt, and Root Crews, from soup to nuts. By the end of the third day I came away with that and much more; mainly, I felt a deep sense of awareness and connection to an inspiring network of people and organizations working for food justice across the U.S. Throughout the weekend, the experience surprised me in several unexpected ways. Here’s a glimpse of what I found to be most unique about the Institute: