Food for the North American Forest Climate Convergence will be made by Tooth and Nail: a Community Support Collective and some wonderful chef friends using as much local food as we could source. Here’s some info we’d like to share!
We have taken into consideration all of the food preferences that you identified in your registration. All meals will have vegan, vegetarian, & gluten-free options, as well as special portions set aside for folks with more limited diets. To keep people safe and nourished while at the convergence, we request that you eat according to the preferences you shared in your registration, as well as try as much as possible to limit cross-contamination of allergens (especially: gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, coconut and nightshades).
If you have a severe food-triggered allergy, please let us know ASAP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If you are bringing small children to the event, please make sure that the kitchen is aware of any dietary needs and food allergies. Additionally, if you have a severe food-triggered allergy, please make sure to have your EpiPen, (or whatever you need to treat an allergic reaction situation), with you at all times. We cannot guarantee there will be such life-saving supplies will be onsite. We also encourage you to connect with medics when you arrive to give them a heads up!
We are a small group facilitating your dining experience and we need your help to make it happen! There will be opportunities to sign up for prep and dish volunteer shifts, but also feel free to stop by anytime to see if you can lend a hand. So many small and large tasks need to get done to make the meals we share with y'all. Every little bit helps!
We are looking forward to meeting y’all and building this space together - please don’t be shy - visit us in the kitchen, tell us stories and hear ours, make music suggestions and wash some dishes.
About us <3
Tooth and Nail: A Community Support Collective, a project of The FANG Collective, was formally launched in the winter of 2018. Comprised of femme, genderqueer, trans and black, indigenous and, or people of color (BIPOC) members, we are centered on providing elements of healing (mental health support, facilitation, cooking food, providing first aid/herbal healing, construction, etc.) to movement spaces and communities. We seek to grow the capacity of others doing similar work with the hopes of connecting with healers of all types to respond to the needs of community and help build sustainable resistance spaces. Currently, T&N is working on a collective herbal farm project and has been making medicines, hosting trainings/workshops, and providing jail/court support.
See you soon!
t&n + friends
meet our farmers!
Dennis Connelly, Cobden, IL
Sweitzer Produce, Cobden, IL
Marvin Gardens, Makanda, IL
Hollow Pumpkin Farm, Anna