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.
November 5, 2014: Planting Seeds: A Neighborhood Blooms
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
November 5, 2014: The Food Dignity project was recently featured at a University of Wyoming football game! UW has begun airing the "Scholarly Series" videos on the game board at half time, and Food Dignity was the first research project to be highlighted. You can watch the video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e75eJdDjrI&list=UUy9b8FWD1N2TsU2jkij_O3Q
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.