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Common Ground: Farms, Food & Health

  • An Inaugural Conference for Interdisciplinary
    Learning and Dialogue

  • An Evening Celebration Offering a Sumptuous
    Selection of Locally Grown Food, Wine & Beer

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Conference: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Evening Tasting Event: 5:30 - 9:00


Binghamton Regency Hotel and Conference Center
225 Water Street
Binghamton, NY 13901-2704

Every Growing Health event gets bigger and better. In 2006, over 200 people sampled dishes prepared with local fresh food by some of the area’s most popular chefs. In 2008, over 250 people came, more local restaurants, wineries and breweries were featured, and we offered information about where to purchase food from farms in the region.

In 2010, we are back by popular demand! Our evening food, wine and beer tasting event will be truly sumptuous! And for the first time, due to tremendous interest, Growing Health 2010 features a full day Farms, Food and Health Conference. Attend the conference, the evening local foods tasting, or both.

Diane Albrecht, Growing Health 2010 Coordinator

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Sponsor List

The Rural Health Network of South Central New York extends many thanks to our sponsors for supporting Growing Health 2010. We greatly appreciate their commitment to healthy farms, healthy food and healthy communities. Support from sponsors helps keep event costs affordable and makes it possible for the Rural Health Network to continue and expand its important health promotion programs through the service area.

The Rural Health Network of South Central New York is the proud host of Growing Health.  We have been serving the health related needs of rural residents in Broome, Tioga, and Delaware Counties since 1998. The Network is known throughout the region for excellence in the provision of services for the uninsured; health and wellness education programs; and leadership in convening collaborations to address critical health related needs in rural communities. We are a not-for-profit organization. For the last five years, we have also worked in partnership with health, agricultural and community sectors to advance the health and economic benefits of regional food systems. All funds raised through Growing Health will make it possible for the Rural Health Network to continue and expand its vital health promotion programs throughout the region