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11/5/14
Policy decisions and market mechanisms that turned farms into food production machines with grave ecological, health and economic consequences are being mirrored on the marine side. Fishing is being turned into a highly extractive industry with similar consequences. We have to rock the boat to undo these policies and upgrade the seafood market in support of community based fishermen who have the
11/3/14
Every October, food system leaders and innovators who comprise the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convene to review the progress towards implementing the State of Vermont's Farm to Plate Strategic Plan and learn about the next set of challenges facing Vermont’s evolving food system. Approximately 300 individuals representing all facets of Vermont’s farm and food economy from farmers and food
10/29/14
You’ve gotten pretty good at making choices that maximize your consumption of local meats, dairy, and vegetables. You’ve learned how to weigh the options, you’ve learned how to modify your recipes to what’s available, and you’re feeling pretty good. Now you want to be sure that you’re eating local seafood. You ask the person at the seafood store or at your grocers’ counter w here their fish came
10/27/14
This post was originally published by Curtis Ogden on October 22, 2014 on the Interaction Institute for Social Change blog . [This] graphic is something that I recently created, borrowing heavily from the good work of Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor , to help convey what is meant by engaging in “network strategy.” One of the challenges we’ve encountered in working with different networks is
10/22/14
Brian Donahue, one of the authors of A New England Food Vision , discusses farming and the Vision in this interview in the Boston Globe . Donahue is a farmer and Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies at Brandeis University. He advocates for growing more vegetables on urban and suburban land and has direct experience with how this model can be successful in the region: in 1980

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Featured image of UMass Amherst Dining courtesy of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation.