Banner

Strategies for Supporting Sustainable Food Systems

Session 6

Summary
How can we promote change? This session goes deeper into possible strategies and barriers to advancing sustainable food systems and encourages the learner to develop a personal strategy for change.

Guiding Questions

  • What are possible ways to achieve a sustainable food system?
  • What are the barriers to these solutions?
  • How can I/we change our actions to improve our part of the food system?

Big Ideas

  • Strategies to promote sustainable food systems include pasture-raised meats, organic agriculture, locally grown foods, farmer’s markets, urban gardening, Fair Trade and Community Supported Agriculture.  Each presents opportunities and barriers/challenges.
  • There are multiple ways to advance these strategies at the local, state, national and international levels.

Session 6 Materials:

FFC Logo

"Women need a voice in how our food is raised. You can no longer just "keep the books: for the men folk. We need to start writing the books on how to become better farmers. I would love for more women to realize how significant our traditional care-taking roles can be in caring for our soils. I am grateful for being able to raise my children on a farm where we use no harmfor agricultural chemicals. The greatest gifts I have given my children have been learned from this farm. The lessons taught here will help them become responsible adults."

Nancy Vogelsberg-Bush, Home City, Kansas --Marshall County from Kansas Farm Women Growing Out of the Tilth by Cynthia Vagnetti, 1992.