CT FTS Action Plan -
The November Summit

What was it?

In the spring of 2019-fall of 2019, the CT Farm to School Collaborative worked with a consultant, Scott Spann from Innate Strategies (Sausalito, CA), to facilitate a plan to move farm to school forward in our state.

We interviewed dozens of people, drafted a systems map from those interviews, held focus groups, and ran analyses of the systems map to identify the key leverage points within the farm to school ecosystem at large.

Our final phase of planning was this summit in November 2019, where Scott facilitated the last steps to creating an action plan together, where we discussed...

                          -  lever goals
                          -  lever strategies
                          -  lever phases, tasks, and roles

Day 1 was spent setting context for the project, and Day 2 was getting into the nitty-gritty of planning our action steps to create the changes we seek.

Watch this video to understand what happened at the two day summit!


Please note: 

Day 1: Wednesday, November 6th 2019


Day 2: Thursday, November 7th 2019


Attending on day one is ideal - that is when we will be laying the groundwork and context to the project.

On day two, we will be diving deeper into the planning and execution of the action steps we want to take. We encourage attendance on day one if you're availability is limited but flexible, but encourage you to come for the entire event if that is possible. 

There is room to indicate limited availability on the RSVP form. Please e-mail Molly Deegan with any questions at molly.deegan@uconn.edu.

  • A light breakfast (yes, coffee) and lunch will be served!

  • There is no cost to attend.

  • You must watch the Summit Orientation video before attending.

  • A stipend upon request is available to attendees. 

  • You are not committed to anything in particular by attending! Rather, you are contributing to a more holistic planning process for the direction of farm to school in CT and hopefully making new connections along the way.


Scout Hall Youth Center

28 Abbe Rd
East Windsor, CT 06088



Headed to the Summit?
This is the must-watch 16 min video to contextualize the project ahead of time. 

This will give you a bit more context into how we went from the large, EcoSystem Map to a distilled version of it, called the Strategy Map. The Strategy Map will be the way we organize into teams at the Summit. This video is ~25 minutes long.

Interested in the breakdown of the EcoSystem Map? This will review the system as a whole - the deepest level of analysis is presented in this video, and it is 50 minutes long. 

Check out some photos from the event! 

Photos taken by Molly Deegan

and, well...Why be a part of this?

Because this is your chance to share your opinion! and,
your opinion matters.   
you are doing the work.

Because we intend to align our motivations,

so we can...
de-silo and set smart goals.


Because there’s new and exciting energy around FTS in CT.

Because we need a strategy to harness that energy and focus our efforts.

Because we need to keep at it, together, so we can continue to affect change.

This project was made possible by:

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