Topic: Communication & Community Engagement

CSA Innovation Network

Your partner farm provides fresh, healthy, safe food every week. Here are ways you can ensure you’re helping maintain a safe and responsible environment for yourself and for other members at the CSA pickup. Prepared by: Kentucky Farm Share Coalition, The Food Connection, and University of Kentucky…

Farm to Institution New England

In this second virtual forum, we discussed challenges and solutions in the institutional food system as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 70 people participated from New England, around the US, and beyond. Breakout sessions dived more deeply into K-12 schools, Campus (college/university), Health Care, and Production/Farming/Fishing (breakouts are summarized verbally at the end, but were not recorded)….

The Food Corridor

COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of daily life, and has been an incredibly challenging time for small businesses. Shared kitchens are no exception. However, many shared kitchens and food businesses have found creative ways to survive and thrive, support their communities, and adapt to the constantly changing COVID landscape. This article discusses trends and specific instances of pivots and adaptations in the shared kitchen industry during this time….

National Farm to School Network

During this devastating crisis, we are witnessing the opportunity and strength of resilient community food systems. Communities with strong local foods infrastructure and relationships already in place are able to respond and adapt to this crisis. Read this blog to hear from farm to school advocates who are speaking up about how they’re supporting farm to school and farm to early care and education (ECE) efforts by working to feed and educate children and…

National Farm to School Network

Farm to school, at its core, is about relationships: relationships that benefit children and families while strengthening local community food systems. In times of crisis, these community-based relationships are even more vital in supporting continued healthy food access, community well being, and producer viability. Models like mutual aid bring people in communities together so no one goes hungry. Learn about starting a Mutual Aid Pod in your neighborhood with this infographic….

Wallace Center at Winrock International

In response to shifting supply and demand, many food systems practitioners are turning to mapping to better understand the supply chains in their regional food systems. Oftentimes, mapping efforts are not coordinated and can be inefficient or inequitable if not created collaboratively. Wallace Center created this spreadsheet to provide resources on mapping tools and platforms, and also to try and create connections between people making similar maps or working in similar regions. Feel free…
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