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Save the date – Community Jam 2016!

Join Us for a Day of Connecting, Sharing, and Learning with Gleaning/ Harvesting Organizations and Food Rescuers from Across Northern California and Beyond!

Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sonoma Mountain Village
1400 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928


The 4th annual “Community Jam” Northern California Harvesting/Gleaning Conference is Saturday June 4, 2016 in Rohnert Park, hosted by gleaning groups and organizers of Sonoma County.

With over 20 groups and organizations in Northern California that assist their community by harvesting or collecting fresh fruit or produce from homes, farms, or markets, and many more eager to get started, now is a great time to get together. All interested organizations and individuals are welcome, from any geographic area. Connect, share, and learn! 


Register now at ucanr.edu/2016jam!

Suggested donation of $10; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Pre-registration by June 1st strongly encouraged.
Please bring additional cash for lunch with the Green Grocer.


Practical sessions with informative and inspiring speakers and lots of opportunity to learn and share. Topics are likely to cover: coordinating volunteers & volunteer management; infrastructure, software & record keeping systems; fundraising and revenue streams; media, social media, & communications; effective storytelling; collaborative leadership models; advocacy & public policy; working with regulators; community engagement & empowerment in the gleaning movement; food rescue & recovery, and more! Tell us what matters to you!

Working Agenda

9:00 a.m.
Registration, Tabling, & Light Breakfast

10:00 a.m.
Warm Welcome, Melita Love (Farm to Pantry) and Phina Borgeson (Food Ministry Networker, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California), Sonoma County
Setting the Scene of Gleaning Today, Craig Diserens, Village Harvest, Santa Clara County
Breakout Sessions (Round 1)

12:00 p.m.
Lunch (please bring cash for lunch provided the Green Grocer)

1:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “Telling a Good Story” – Current Challenges and Opportunities in Gleaning
⋅ Breakout Sessions (Round 2)
Bringing It All together: Reflections On the Day – Phina Borgeson, Food Ministry Networker, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

4:00 p.m.
Closing Reception & Light Appetizers

Hosted By

Community Jam • Farm To Pantry • Petaluma Bounty • Sonoma Food Runners • Sonoma Valley Gleaning Project • UC Cooperative Extension Sonoma County