Session 1 Workshops | Nuts & Bolts: Organizational and Project Development

People Power: Successful Strategies to Avoid Burnout and Build Sustainable Projects

Room: HM 433

How many times have you seen projects that start out strong with a committed leader or small group of people, only to fizzle out when those few people move on to other things? Community projects that rely on volunteer commitments can be an incredible force for change within a community, but they also face a number of challenges. In this workshop we’ll discuss the pros and cons of volunteer run projects. Learn how to anticipate the challenges and set your project up for success over the long haul.

Speakers: Sheryll DurantDirector of Community Outreach/Urban Farm & Gardens,
Sustainable Flatbush; Paula Lukats, Program Director, Just Food




What Is Popular Education? An Introduction to Just Food's Approach to Training and Organizing

Room: HM 150

Since 2004, Just Food has trained hundreds of workshop leaders, facilitators, and organizers through our Training of Trainers intensive using popular education techniques.  Come learn what popular education is and get a taste for how you can use popular education techniques to facilitate more interactive, engaging, and participatory workshops, meetings, and campaigns. 

Speakers: Greg Anderson, Urban Agriculture Manager & Sonya KharasFarm-to-Pantry Manager, Just Food




Nuts & Bolts: Organizational and Project Development