In the face of soaring obesity and hunger rates, socioeconomic decline, and threats of peak soil and peak oil, many communities are making paths to a brighter future by building community food systems that aim to nourish everyone in current and future generations.
Starting April 2011, Food Dignity is a 5-year initiative to trace these paths taken by five US communities and to collaborate in mapping and traveling the most appropriate and effective roads forward for creating sustainable community food systems that build food security.
The Food Dignity team includes dozens of people at two universities, one “action-think” tank, one college, and five community-based organizations. Read more about the Food Dignity team on our Partners page.
Our current working vision is of a society where each community exercises significant control over its food system through radically democratic negotiation, action and learning in ways that nurture all of our people and sustain our land for current and future generations, and where universities and cooperative extension are supportive partners in this process.
August 28, 2014: Mother Nature's Daughters
August 18, 2014: How much does your garden grow?
August 12, 2014: What do local gardeners grow? A lot!
August 1, 2014: The Ithaca Harvest Log Project
July 8, 2014: Food Dignity project garners national recognition
October 24, 2014: Feeding Laramie Valley and Blue Mountain Associates are presenting a panel/workshop at the LocalFest in Lander, WY entitled "Growing Food and Leaders Across Wyoming's Cultural Divide." Learn more about LocalFest at http://localfest.org and at https://www.facebook.com/wyominglocalfest
September 29, 2014: Food Dignity PI Christine Porter presented to our funders in Washington D.C. on the first 3 1/2 years of the project. You can see her presentation here and read the abstract for the presentation here.
September 17, 2014: Alameda County named the California Counties Innovation Award winner for 2014 by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for Dig Deep Farms & Produce! Read more here.