Outreach and Educational Activities
Flora, J. L. Co-chair. (2009, October). Field trip to Marshalltown Community College farm incubator as part of Community Food Security Coalition conference, Marshalltown, IA. 21 persons from around the U.S. in attendance
Flora, J.L. (2010, March). Addressing hunger through growing farmers locally. Presentation to Friends of the World Food Program, Des Moines, IA.
Flora, J. L., Flora, C. B., & Prado-Meza, C. M. (2009, October). Rural Latino immigrants in the Midwest of the U.S.: Inclusion and exclusion. Presentation at the Iowa State University Research Seminar Series and Sociology Seminar Series in Marshalltown,IA, Sioux County, IA and Postville, IA.
Flora, J. L., Prado-Meza, C. M., & Lewis, H. (2009, October.) What is Comida and how did it get started?? Presentation at Community Food Security Coalition field trip, Marshalltown, IA.
Paulin, J., Prado-Meza, C. M., Lewis, H., Thompson Bello, D., & Flora, J. L. (2009, October) Planning your community's local food system: The experience of COMIDA (County of Marshall Investing in Diversified Agriculture). Presentation at the Community Food Security Coalition conference, Des Moines, IA.
Prado-Meza, C. M., Thompson Bello, D., & Flora, J. L. (2009). Helped plan and participated in four community meetings to develop an organization to foster local food systems in Marshall County and the surrounding area. Marshalltown, IA. June 4, Sept. 14, October 5, and November 2. Approximately 50 people attended each meeting.
Thompson Bello, D. (2009 and 2010) coordinated Denison, IA planning group for predominantly Latino Community Gardens. Meetings held about every two months between April 2009 and May 2010.
Thompson Bello, D., Prado-Meza, C. M., & Flora, J. L. (2009). Participated in Regional Foods Systems Working Group meetings, July 22 (Johnston, IA); Sept. 30 (Madrid, IA); Dec. 16 (Ames) as members of COMIDA (County of Marshall Investing in Diversified Agriculture).
Thompson Bello, D., Prado-Meza, C. M., & Flora, J. L. (2010). Worked with Marshalltown Community College (MCC) personnel to plan and evaluate continuing education sessions in the —Start your own Diversified Farm? class at Marshalltown Community College plus three field trips. January-June. (Every Sunday afternoon for 3 hours), 17 class members, including 8 Latinos.