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.
July 8, 2014: Food Dignity project garners national recognition
August 2013: Grant helps businesses grow food on-site
August 23, 2014: Feeding Laramie Valley to host a lunch at LaBonte Park in Laramie, WY. Event includes live music, guided tours of the park gardens, games and activities, stories and information about local food, and of course LUNCH! Read more here.
July 11, 2014: Gayle Woodsum of Action Resources International and Feeding Laramie Valley presents on “The Rocky Road to Power Equity in CBPR” at the What Went Wrong? Reflecting and Learning from Community-Engaged Research Conference.