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Posted on: July 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City of Fort Pierce Host Local Foods, Local Places Community Workshops


The City of Fort Pierce invites you to attend one of our upcoming workshops focusing on the accessibility to healthy food, wellness, fitness, jobs, training opportunities and improvements of the Lincoln Park Community. Join us to share your thoughts and ideas to help create an action plan for economic opportunity, community revitalization and access to healthy local food. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) have selected Fort Pierce for the Local Foods, Local Places technical assistance program, which will result in an action plan for strengthening food access, economic opportunities and revitalizing Lincoln Park. A team of these agency partners and their consultants will join local stakeholders to conduct a workshop in Fort Pierce on Wednesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st. These workshops will bring together key local, state and regional stakeholders to develop an action plan primarily around the following goals:

  • Create and strengthen education programs and activities around healthy food and access that increases outreach and community participation.
  • Explore place-based opportunities to increase food access such as community gardens, markets or healthy corner stores.
  • Create programs that provide opportunities for fitness, wellness and health education.
  • Expand and improve job training and economic opportunities for youth and citizens especially as it relates to food.
  • Implement neighborhood enhancement and beautification activities, including improving water quality issues for Moore’s Creek.

These workshops will also include presentations on community livability and the roles that local foods play in supporting it, plus small group working sessions and discussions on the community’s vision and goals, and specific actions for reaching them. The workshop will lay out an action plan for moving forward.

  • Who: Stakeholders and community leaders, residents and elected officials, along with representatives of EPA, USDA and other federal agencies.
  • What: Discussions on local foods and community livability, group work sessions and networking that will result in a Community Action Plan
  • Day 1 Community Meeting Session 1: Light refreshments provided.
  • July 31st 6:00-8:30 pm - Introduce the role local food can play in strengthening the community’s downtown and surrounding areas, and its economic outlook and overall health.
  • Day 2 Action Planning Work Sessions 2 & 3: Lunch provided.
  • August 1st, 9:00 am to Noon - Present case study examples, an exercise to help the community identify what actions would be best to help achieve the goals.
  • August 1st, 1:00–5:00 pm – Create action plan, timeline, and milestones.
  • Where: Old City Hall, 100 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
  • Please RSVP: Contact for questions: Kaitlyn Ballard, tel: 772.467.3183; email:

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