EVENING AGENDA - Mingo County Diabetes Coalition

Tuesday May 12th, 2015
If you arrive early for the Local Foods, Local Places event, you are invited to enjoy lunch on
your own and to a tour of Sustainable Williamson projects.
Enjoy Lunch in Williamson!
Several Williamson restaurants offer healthy and delicious menu selections. Post a lunch photo to
Instagram or Facebook #weallgottaeat and help a local restaurant win a prize. Featured restaurants
include: 34: Ate, Righteous Brew, Hurley’s Drug Store, Sazon and Starters Sport’s Bar.
Culture of Health Tour from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Williamson Farmers Market and My Mobile Market located on the corner of 2nd Avenue
and Vinson Street in the parking lot across from BB&T. The first stop on the walking tour is
Williamson Health and Wellness Center and the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition followed
by The Coal House for a dose of Hatfield McCoy history. Next, the group will proceed to City Gym
and the Health Innovation HUB before returning back to the farmers market. Guests will then
travel by caravan to the final stop on the tour, Ramella Park Community Gardens.
May 12th – 13th, 2015
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Williamson Campus
1601 Armory Drive, Williamson WV 25661, 4th Floor (Room 433 & Room 431)
5:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Room 433
Local Food’s Role in Building a Culture of Health
BBQ Dinner catered by Wingo’s Grill, a local restaurant in Matewan, WV.
Purpose: “Where are we now, where do we want to be”
Renaissance Planning will lead off this session by providing an overview of the
Local Foods, Local Places program and facilitate discussions that reveal
community values and vision. This hour-long presentation and discussion will
make the connections between local food systems, place-based
considerations, and community health and economic development goals.
The second part of this session features snapshots from Sustainable
Williamson (WV) and a network of communities including speakers from
Growing Warriors (WV, KY), Greenbrier Health Alliance (WV), McDowell
County Farmers (WV), Community Oriented Health Logistics (VA), Scioto
Health Department (OH), Sustainable Pike County (KY), Rebuilding West
Liberty (KY) Amizade, Policy Consensus Initiative, Allto University and including
two short Health Innovation HUB films by students.
8:30 p.m.
P-nut Butter S’mores & Bonfire at Ramella Park Community Gardens
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Williamson Campus
1601 Armory Drive, Williamson WV 25661, 4th Floor (Room 433 & Room 431)
9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Strengthen the Local Food System and Place-based Considerations
“Where are we now, and where do we want to be?” This will involve a summary
of the previous night’s feedback and a presentation with case study examples.
Renaissance Planning Group
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m. 9:40 a.m.
9:40 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
9:50 a.m. 10:05 a.m.
10:05 a.m. 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. 10:25 a.m.
10:25 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Room 433
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Room 433
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Room 433
Welcome by Leasha Johnson, Executive Director, Mingo County
Redevelopment Authority
Veterans and Agriculture (includes short 3min film)
Jason Linkenhoker, Growing Warriors
Mountains of Innovation: Rocks to Crops
Bruce Curry, Curry Design Group
5 Minute Distraction with Alexis Batausa, Williamson Health &
Wellness Center, Mingo County Diabetes Coalition
Industrial Agriculture Opportunities (includes short 3min film)
Eric Mathis, Institute for Regenerative Design & Innovation
The Price is Right – Pricing Local Foods Adam Taylor, WVFMA
and Dee Singh Knights, WVU Extension Service
My Mobile Market, Prescription Veggies, Healthy Menus
& Food Link facilitated by Maria Arnot and Jenny Hudson,
Williamson Health & Wellness, Mingo County Diabetes Coalition
Strengthen the Local Food System and Place-based Considerations
Renaissance Planning Group will facilitate an exercise to identify strategies
followed by a discussion of specific ongoing/planned initiatives, an exercise to
help the community identify challenges and opportunities, and an exercise that
will allow the community to identify where it would like to apply specific
strategies. The last exercise will include putting on the table specific
ongoing/planned initiatives that relate to the goal areas for the workshop. This
hour session will result in the start of a localized plan (which may vary for other
communities) with regional components.
Farm to Fork Luncheon Welcome to Williamson with Mayor Steven Knopp
featuring #weallgottaeat photos of the Tug Valley High School greenhouse and
Starr Honey Farm. Nutrition spotlight with Dana Wright, WVU Extension Service
and Kay Mayard, Mingo County Schools.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Room 433
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Building a Culture of Health: Implementation Action Plan
Purpose: “How to Make it Happen” Confirm and Prioritize Strategies that advance
the community’s goals and address the challenges and opportunities identified
during the first two work sessions facilitated by Renaissance Planning Group.
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Governance
Wendy Willis, Policy Consensus Initiative
SWVCTC Room 431
SWVCTC Room 433
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Regional Culture of Health
Local Culture of Health
“How to Make it Happen” Complete
Appalachian communities and
the SMART Implementation Matrices
Hans Schaffers, Director of the
Renaissance Planning Group
Center for Knowledge and
Innovation Research
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Wrap up: This wrap up session will be held with core
Committee members. The purpose of the session is to revisit and discuss in detail
any of the strategies that have been identified during the workshop.
Travel to Ramella Park
Community Gardens
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Guests who select the garden
track will travel from SWVCTC
to the Ramella Park Community
Gardens across from
Williamson Towers.
Shitake Mushroom logs
LIVE demonstration with
Doug Dudley
"Three Sisters" seed corn
along the fence to vine w/
squash & beans.